We've curated a selection of videos about Waldorf education that may deepen your understanding of the value of this particular approach to educating children.
An Education for the Future
On September 19, 2019, Waldorf education celebrates 100 years. Across the globe, Waldorf schools are engaging in creative, social and environmental actions. With these initiatives, Waldorf communities are seeding the future. 100 years is only the beginning. Visit waldorfeducation.org/waldorf100 to learn more. Join the movement. Seed the future.
Educating Children For The Journey: Jack Petrash at TEDxRockCreekPark
Our world is changing at a rapid and dramatic pace. Every decade brings technological advances and unforeseen social change. So how can we prepare our children for a world we can't envision? The best way to do that is to educate our children to develop three essential capacities: a capacity for vibrant and vigorous activity, a capacity for a sensitive and yet resilient emotional life, and a capacity for clear, focused, original, thinking. In order to develop these three capacities, we must educate our children in a multidimensional way in school. The place to begin is through self-directed play with the young child. Play is the wonderfully creative work of early childhood. When young children play, they are focused, attentive, and completely involved in what they are doing. This is a characteristic of genius and innovative individuals often keep this playful nature intact throughout their lives. The second way to educate children for the future is through art. In the grade school it is possible to teach all of the academic subjects in a manner that integrates art. In doing so we create an educational program that addresses a child's need to be engaged imaginatively and emotionally in each lesson. When we teach children through a foundation of active play and a solid framework of artistic experiences, we help them develop the third essential ability, a capacity for dynamic, curious, and original thinking, a thinking that enables our children to ask the questions that are still waiting to be asked. No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top have created a standards driven educational system that only asks our children to use half of their human intelligence, just the left side of their brains. And sadly, fifty percent is a failing grade by any standard. Our children deserve more, much more. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Preparing for Life
The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. This film picks up where that story left off. "Preparing for Life" takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives. "Beautiful, dynamic, and joyous!" -- Daniel Pink, [author of A WHOLE NEW MIND, DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN] DVDs of this film, both the online 17 minute version and an extended version of the film (with additional alumni clips), as well other features including extended interviews with Denise Pope of Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and Betty Staley of Rudolf Steiner College are available for bulk purchase here: http://bit.ly/1uUaME1
Waldorf Education: What is holistic learning?
Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf education is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world renowned artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf education evolve from an understanding of human development that address the needs of the growing child. Waldorf schools integrate the arts in all academic disciplines for children from preschool through twelfth grade to enhance and enrich learning. Waldorf education aims to inspire life-long learning in all students and to enable them to fully develop their unique capacities. In this interview we talk to Henning Kullak Ublick, representative of Waldorf German Association and Coordinator of Waldorf100 (https://www.waldorf-100.org/), about what holistic learning is and the development stages of the human being. Inspiring conversations are brief interviews with people who are leading the change in education. Some insights from these interviews will be part of the Film "Searching For Superman" for 2021. SEARCHING FOR SUPERMAN FILM PROJECT WEBSITE: Two years travel around Europe searching for inspiring educational projects and schools to connect people and experiences with the aim of inspiring and growing change makers all over the world: http://www.searchingforsuperman.es If you want to recibe alerts about new videos SUBSCRIBE to our YOUTUBE CHANNEL. YOU CAN ALSO FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/searchingfor... Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/searchingfo... INQUIRIES email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Betty Staley | Parenting the Young Adolescent in Challenging Times
Betty Staley visited the Tucson Waldorf School on Wednesday, January 14 as part of our Treasuring Childhood Film & Lecture Series. We had a full house of over 100 people to hear Betty's Lecture on Parenting the Adolescent in Challenging Times. We are happy to share her wisdom and knowledge of development with you...
Essentials of Waldorf Education with David Blair: What's Love Got to Do With It?
Essentials of Waldorf with David Blair: What's Love Got to Do With It? David Blair is the Shining Mountain Waldorf School High School Faculty Chair and has been a Waldorf teacher for over 30 years. To see more information, visit: http://www.smwaldorf.org
Combining music and science for resonant learning
Waldorf School of Philadelphia teacher Susan Steveson discusses how Waldorf education prepares students to enter the world with confidence and awareness, lessons that resonates into adult life and even old age. Students observe the physics of sound to understand acoustics. Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Anthroposophy, explains how this education prepares students for a more fulfilling, enriched life.
MEDIA and Waldorf Education
Learn more about Marin Waldorf School's approach to media through this short film. Our experience, as a school and as a movement, is that popular culture, especially as expressed through various forms of media, overwhelms children's thinking and imagination. We make a conscious effort to quiet pop culture and media awareness in order to make room for the development of intellectual curiosity and a healthy and authentic sense of self. Waldorf education strives to awaken a children's excitement and enthusiasm for learning through a curriculum rich in academic and artistic expression.
TEDxRainier - Dimitri Christakis - Media and Children
Dimitri Christakis is a pediatrician, parent, and researcher whose influential findings are helping identify optimal media exposure for children. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Waldorf 100 – Becoming (English)
"Becoming" is the third film in a series of short films produced on the occasion of the centenary of Waldorf Education under the direction of the award-winning Californian documentary filmmaker Paul Zehrer, and which provide an insight into the inclusive diversity of Waldorf Education under the most diverse cultural, social, religious and economic conditions around the globe. No age has a deeper impact on the whole of life than the first years of childhood. "During those first seven years, children develop their bodily foundation for life. They explore and experience the world with their senses and through meeting the other. These early encounters in life have a deep influence and long lasting effect on the making of their own being,” says Clara Aerts, coordinating member of IASWECE and co-producer of the film, which was shot in the USA, Israel, Japan, India, South Africa, Guatemala, the Czech Republic, Switzerland and Germany. "The experiences that we make possible - or withhold - for our children at this age form the most elementary basis for their further lives and thus ultimately for the future of humanity.”
Waldorf 100 – The Film Part 2 (English)
After the great success of part 1 of our film "Learn to Change the World", the second part deals with encounter, engagement and inclusion: learning that goes beyond merely accumulating information can be understood as an individual way to seek the truth. One focus is the encounter across social, religious and ethnic barriers, as exemplified by the Oakland Community School for Creative Education, located in a social focus point in California, a Jewish-Arabic Kindergarten and the Parzival School Center in Karlsruhe.
Waldorf 100 – The Film (English)
The film "Learn to Change the World" shows people from around the world who work on the big pedagogical tasks of our time based on Waldorf/Steiner pedagogy. It is the first of more to come which aim to show concrete approaches to these tasks. https://www.waldorf-100.org/en