Early Childhood Educators Attend WECAN Conference

Early Childhood Educators Attend WECAN Conference

I was honored to be one of the organizers for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America (WECAN) conference that took place February 5–7. The conference title was “Toward a Kinder, More Compassionate Society: Black Lives Matter in Waldorf Early Childhood...
Outdoor Education Spotlight: The Bald Eagle

Outdoor Education Spotlight: The Bald Eagle

Seattle Waldorf School Garden Educator, Dr. Charlotte Rasmussen, shares her experience viewing bald eagles along the Nooksack River in northern Washington. Majestic and deadly, birds of prey like the bald eagle are exciting to spot and watch along the waterways of the...
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...
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...
A Michaelmas Message for 2020

A Michaelmas Message for 2020

Seattle Waldorf School grade 1 class teacher Andrew Gilligan spoke at our school assembly held in honor of Michaelmas, an annual festival of courage celebrated at Waldorf schools around the world each autumn. He delivered an answer to the question of what Michaelmas...