Today we had the first meeting of our parent study group and it was rich and engaging on so many levels. There were 11 of us and we welcome more parents to join.
We are starting at the beginning with The Education of The Child written by Rudolf Steiner in 1909. It is available as pdf or ebook on the Waldorf Library website
The next meeting is October 4 at 9 am in the Meadow Room. We are reading up to the end of Part 1 so we can begin with a discussion and reread some of the passages.
This is a wonderful exploration of the ideas that guide the education. It is an open and safe environment where any question can be asked and not always an answer.
We begin and close with the verse:
May all who enter here bring love.
While here true knowledge we do seek.
On leaving we take with us peace.
Our guiding principles for the study are:
- Opening and closing verse
- Questions – there is no such thing as a dumb question. (Understanding Steiner can take years and is open to personal interpretations – hence spiritual investigation)
- Focused attention – discussion and study is on the text ( we will not be jumping into the curriculum at this stage of the study)
- Mutual recognition. Introductions- getting to know who you are and what brings you here.
If you have any questions please contact Jennifer Deathe firstname.lastname@example.org