Be a Teacher
The Art of Being a Waldorf Teacher
In the heart of a Waldorf teacher lives the commitment to help each student reach for his or her highest potential. Waldorf teacher preparation gives you a deep understanding of the whole human being as it unfolds through the critical phases of toddler, child, and teenager—so that you can guide students on their life journey."Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education." Rudolf Steiner
The Gift of Learning
The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship commissioned ITN to make this short film to look at some of the key features of a Steiner School including:
- how Steiner Schools nurture spiritual development in keeping with the cultural setting of the school and without being tied to a particular faith;
- the emphasis on "doing" to complement academic learning;
- how the absence of testing in the younger years nurtures enthusiasm for learning;
- the importance of quietness and contemplation as part of the school day.
Rudolf Steiner College is one of America's leading Waldorf teacher education colleges. It is also a center for anthroposophical studies and transformative adult education.
Located on a beautiful thirteen acre campus in Fair Oaks, just east of Sacramento, the College offers students a wide range of educational opportunities, such as Waldorf teacher education, personal enrichment courses, and workshops. The campus includes a bookstore, biodynamic garden, a performance hall, student housing and a LifeWays Children's Center.