I am very excited about this new video filmed at Prairie Flower Children's Center in Ames, Iowa. Delphine Douglas, the teacher, was generous enough to show me around and supplied such wonderful and detailed information about the classroom and the teaching! This video took many hours of planning and coordinating and even more hours of editing. I am so happy to finally be able to share it with you :)
In this video you learn about the 3 R's of early childhood education (they aren't reading, writing and arithmetic:), lazuring walls, how to present a story to the class, how to encourage creativity in the classroom, the most important elements of a Waldorf classroom, how to set up a classroom, the proper way to enter the classroom, the surprising connection between how a toy is treated and how the class functions, the significance of the will forces and much much more! Delphine is a wonderful model of an Early Childhood Waldorf teacher in her speech, intonation and gestures. If you are considering opening a preschool or Waldorf early childhood center (either in your home, as a co-op or otherwise) I would recommend you watch this video first. You will be inspired, learn a lot and have a solid basis for your program. The entire session was filmed in different areas of the classroom so you actually get to see what she is talking about as she speaks.
You can see a sample of the video and download it at:
If you are a Lifetime Member at www.Earthschooling.com you will find this video on your member website under "videos" - it is called "Waldorf Early Childhood" and has its own page.
Blessings & Health,
Monday, March 22, 2010
Posted by Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND at 11:01 PM
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
NEW! Shows on Waldorf Radio!
We’ve just uploaded five short inspirational lecture excerpts to: www.WaldorfRadio.com. Each 7 to 15-minute sample is a self-contained gem of wisdom to inspire you when you only have a short time to listen. If you want to hear more about a certain topic you can simply visit The Waldorf Connection and download the entire lecture from Donna who has generously provided these clips. If you want to download full versions of any lectures by Kristie Burns you can simply click on the Audio Downloads or Video Downloads button to the left.
The First Seven Year Cycle with Carrie Dendtler of The Parenting Passageway
Science with Barbara Dewey of Waldorf Without Walls
Handwork with Heather Fontenot of Shivaya Naturals
Foreign Language with Jennifer Tan of Syrendell
Storytelling with Susan Perrow of Healing Stories for Challenging Behaviour
Woodworking with Kids by Kristie Burns
What is Waldorf? by Kristie Burns
Waldorf Birthdays by Kristie Burns
Storytelling Methods by Kristie Burns
Organization and the Temperaments by Kristie Burns
Herbs for Kids by Kristie Burns
Natural Gardening by Kristie Burns
Storytelling with Thea by Kristie Burns
The Rhythm of Waldorf by Kristie Burns
* Go to www.TheWaldorfChannel.com
* Scroll down to “Waldorf Radio for Parents and Teachers”
* Click on play or click on the item you want to listen to and play only that item
Remember – all of these mini-lectures are self-contained excerpts. Even if you don’t purchase the full version of the lectures you will be inspired and gain much wisdom from these 7 – 15 minute clips. It’s like a TED talk for Waldorf Parents
Blessings & Health,
Posted by Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND at 7:39 PM