April 2013: Why Should We Talk About Race? With Dr. Shelly Tochluk
The dominant culture in the United States holds that being "colorblind” is the best way to move past historic and contemporary race issues. But, what if our best intentions were undermined by unintended consequences that come with this stance? If it is true that colorblindness has a significant downside, can we imagine the possibility that our society is ready for an updated approach to race issues?
Dr. Shelly Tochluk is an educator with a background in depth psychology and the author of Witnessing Whiteness: The Need to Talk about Race and How to Do It. Important for all, her presentations reveal the damage that a “colorblind” perspective often unintentionally creates and the benefits that come with being race conscious, including more authentic and trusting relationships across race and a reduction in anxiety when discussing race.
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January 2013: Introduction to the Lower School
Join Lower School Chair and Class Teacher Elizabeth Hall as she shares insights about the Waldorf curriculum in Grades 1-8. Note: This video refers to slides that are unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience. Length: 1:27:42
January 2013: First Grade Readiness
Our Early Childhood Educators share a picture of the child's development from ages 1-7, and discuss the six-year-old change. Length 1:30:21.
September 2012: Early Childhood Parent Evening on Media
Faculty and parents discuss the benefits of a media-free childhood, in a presentation by the Media Resource Group.Length: 22:09
February 2012: Farmer and author Joel Salatin at GMWS
Noted farmer and author Joel Salatin (referred to as the "high priest of the pasture" by The New York Times) talks about soil, food, urban planning, sustainability, and the need for a culture of stewardship and individual participation in addressing social issues. Length: 27:30
November 2011: Kim John Payne on Exclusion and Teasing
Sought-after speaker and author of Simplicity Parenting, Kim John Payne speaks to Green Meadow parents and faculty about social inclusion. Length: 13:19
May 2010: The Value of a Waldorf Education
Presented by Patrice Maynard, Director of Outreach for AWSNA (the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America)
Patrice talks to Green Meadow parents and prospective parents about the value and uniqueness of a Waldorf education, our role as parents, and the Waldorf movement across the globe. A sought-after speaker and a parent of three Waldorf graduates, Patrice Maynard, M.Ed., is the leader for Outreach and Development of AWSNA. She was a class teacher as well as a music teacher at Hawthorne Valley School in upstate New York. Ms. Maynard is the parent of three Waldorf graduates. Length: 01:13:33
January 2010:How Reading is Taught in a Waldorf School
Presented by Anna Silber, Director of Education at Sunbridge Institute and former GMWS class teacher. Length: 48:56
January 2010:Navigating Through Adolescence
Presented by John Wulsin, GMWS High School English and Drama Teacher
What are the specific challenges of each year in the four years of high school? John Wulsin discusses how the Waldorf curriculum supports the healthy growth of the developing human being. Learn how Waldorf teachers work in appropriate ways so that the right subjects, taught in suitable ways at the right time, can help students navigate through adolescence. Length: 1:18:37
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