A Slideshow Created for the Online Grade One Conference.
Is the Waldorf “slow reading” idea out of synch in our fast-moving times? Are Waldorf teachers so dreamy about the subject that they don’t notice the dyslexic children in their class, or don’t realize how many impatient parents are quietly leaving their school? Under increasing pressure from parents (and their own colleagues) growing numbers of Waldorf teachers are moving children more rapidly into writing and reading, and in so doing abandoning essential principles of Waldorf pedagogy. Eugene Schwartz created this video slideshow for teachers taking part in the Online Grade One Conference, but they, in turn, asked that it be made more widely available so that Waldorf parents, administrators, and teachers could also view this provocative presentation. For more information on the Online Conferences, visit: essentialwaldorf.com/online.html