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“A “must-read” Waldorf teaching memoir” : Homeschooling Parents Review A Gift of Wonder

Since retiring from teaching in Waldorf schools, I’ve enjoyed working with a homeschooling second grader who often comes up with an idea for our lesson time than is more engaging than what I planned.  “Can we start in the garden today?” And why not? We are both more focused after time in the fresh air where she weeds her fairy…

Our Kids Need to Picture a Future Where We Avert Climate Catastrophe

Have you imagined a future in which we reversed climate change? This video shows such a future. My novel – in – progress also imagines a future in which people take action to avert climate catastrophe. Click here for article with video I started writing Rachel’s Way when my fourth graders started reading dystopian novels. Where, I wondered, could I…

Announcing a New Facebook Page: Seeking Waldorf Wisdom with Kim Allsup

This page launches on February 2,2019.  You are welcome to join now.  click here: https://www.facebook.com/waldorfwisdom/ As a participant in a number of very worthwhile Waldorf-related Facebook pages, I saw a gap that asked to be filled, hence Seeking Waldorf Wisdom. The goal is to work together in the manner of a Waldorf faculty meeting to explore topics that support our…

The world we wish for tomorrow depends on how we teach children today

My friend Robert tells me, “How we raise and educate our children is a key element in whether or not we survive! That’s why your book is so important! Because civilization is, in Victor Frankl’s term, “running on the wire.” “But,” I counter, “my teaching memoir is simply life in a Waldorf classroom, moments, conversations, little kids becoming big kids,…

Real Kids Need Real Teachers

They sit in front of a screen for five hours a day, hundreds of people at desks moving through the programs, step by step. Once a week they meet with a person for fifteen minutes. Occasionally they join a group listening briefly to a speaker. But mostly they interact with a screen, reading and giving answers.They try to keep on…

The Core of Good Parenting is the Fun Stuff — A Teacher’s Advice to Parents in One Short List

According to studies and  parents themselves, parenting can make you tired, overwhelmed and anxious. And no wonder. The parent zone includes marinara drizzled onto your new beige carpet, more hours in the car than in your bed and entire mountain ranges of laundry. Plus you are responsible for the health and well being of someone who means more to you…

Set in a Waldorf School, This Book is the Perfect Gift for a Waldorf Parent, Teacher, Alum or Grandparent

“In an era where “high-stakes testing” and other so-called standards and measurements has taken over our public schools, this look into the life of a Waldorf school feels like a refreshing oasis in the desert!”   “As an Early Childhood Waldorf parent of two with one just entering the grades, I was glued to the book A Gift of Wonder…