Recorded here is my own personal collection of articles, resources, favorite links, teaching ideas, and lesson plans. It encompasses many years, from the very beginning of my experience studying and learning about Waldorf to the present time. People from all around the world visit my site and recommend it to others. Welcome!
updated March 27, 2021
This site records my journey. I hope my honesty is encouraging and helps break down some barriers that may prevent people from trying Waldorf methods. Because this is an ongoing site documenting my curriculum planning and ideas, some materials are more Waldorf-y than others. Please feel free to take what you like and leave the rest.
Philosophy lesson plans
WHEN to teach Philosophy is a source of great contention; I leave it up to your discretion. I am comfortable
teaching it in elementary and middle school. Others would insist high school.
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Booklist: Essential Text
Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids
by Marietta McCarty
You will not be able to successfully teach children philosophy simply by looking at the booklist below; you will
need her book (above) for her teaching tips, discussion questions, and exercises
A Unique Opportunity.
Marietta suggests the following:
loosely knit handmade sweater
enlarged photograph of a spiderweb
long winding chain of dominoes
"The Summer Day" poem
"The Road Not Taken" poem
"In This Land," "Trying Times," "I Be Your Water" songs
Sweet Honey in the Rock
L'enfant et les sortileges (The Bewitched Child)
Netherlands Dance Theatre / French National Orchestra
Buddha Stories: "The Clever Crab," "The Cunning Wolf," "The Black Bull"
The Fables of Aesop: "The Two Dogs"
illus. Edward Detmold
The Fairy Tales of Hermann Hesse
trans. Jack Zipes
Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre
ed. Walter Kaufmann
The First Man
Speaking from the Heart
"Just Caring" essay
I also recommend:
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" song
Simon & Garfunkel
Grimm's Color Charts Rally Building Blocks Set
the most beautiful set of dominoes you will ever find!
We Are Water Protectors
by Carole Lindstrom
"The Summer Day" and "Lead" by Mary Oliver can be found online here (PDF)
My blog posts from teaching this topic: