A Special Story: Gratitude, Connection, Care

A Special Story: Gratitude, Connection, Care

In this season of giving, we offer a little story from our Briar Rose Kindergarten teacher, Miss Barbara: A very long time ago, when Miss Barbara was a little girl, perhaps as tall as (insert name of your child), she lived in a land far away by the name of...
30 Days of Kindness

30 Days of Kindness

Seattle Waldorf High School launches our 30 Days of Kindness challenge today! Our Friday assembly highlighted the personal, interpersonal, community, and societal benefits of kindness. Our challenge includes self-compassion, healing, empathy, and social...
SWS Celebrates El Día de los Muertos

SWS Celebrates El Día de los Muertos

El Día de los Muertos is a special holiday for many people, especially in the Latin American, Mexican, and Central American communities. Celebrated over three days, the multi-day holiday begins on October 31 (All Hallows Eve), continuing on November 1 (Día de los...
Modeling Community in Difficult Times

Modeling Community in Difficult Times

My wish for all children is a healthy environment in which to grow and thrive along with a peace-seeking world looking for civil discourse and reconciliation, valuing the unique parts of each human, and finding love. We all share a desire, I think, for our children to...
What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

My very first teaching position, in Albany, New York, was in a fifth grade classroom. On the very first day of school, we sat in a circle and shared our name stories. Some of the children knew why they had their name and others became interested in finding out. One...