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AWS Awareness 2012-01 AWS Awareness 2012-01

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January 27th, 2012

What it takes to be a Class Teacher in the Waldorf Grades

"A Waldorf teacher needs to value the development of wonder, gratitude, and responsibility. When subjects are brought to life in the class by the teacher via imagination and/or intuition, the student wants to explore learning, and this creates wonder. When topics and subjects are over-explained or taught to a test, the student’s desire for learning is thwarted. Reverence and wonder can easily arise out of the Waldorf curriculum..."

Alabama Waldorf School participates in Alabama Gives Day!

On February 2, 2012, our community will come together for Alabama Gives Day, and we need YOU to join us as our state makes history and our school raises money for, among other things, Waldorf teacher training!

AWS Awareness 2011-11 AWS Awareness 2011-11

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Date added: 12/01/2011
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Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Why a Developmental Education Surpasses a Benchmark-Learning Education

"...Dispelling the myth that Waldorf students in the young primary grades are not taught to read is one of my favorite things to take on, ranking right up there with the differences between Waldorf and Montessori schools! It was, however, a real pleasure to have Dr. Ernest, a local professor of child psychology (UAB), and parent of AWS kindergartner Sam and first grader John, plead our case for a change!..."

Who is John Huckestein (aka Mr. Huck) and what does he have in common with our 2012 Gala?

"No, Mr. Huck hasn’t been here longer than Ms. Powell, but he is an AWS 15-year veteran, armed with a great sense of humor, and loved by all children who come under his watchful and loving care...And yes, he is the Guest of Honor at our 2012 gala appropriately named the April Fool's Day Fiesta! Save the date!..."

AWS Awareness 2011-10 AWS Awareness 2011-10

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Date added: 10/26/2011
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The Timeless Quality of Waldorf Education

"When I speak to people about the wisdom of Waldorf education, I am struck by its timelessness. I often say that things are different here at the Waldorf school because we know what we are doing, the curriculum is set and was built around the development of the healthy child, and it’s been practiced and honed to a fine art over 92 years."

Eurythmy

"For three weeks in November, AWS will, for the fifth consecutive year, host a student of the American Eurythmy School in California. Student Karen Robertson is completing her practicum for Euruythmy Certification here, which means that AWS students will get to experience this unique Waldorf art form!"

AWS Awareness 2011-09 AWS Awareness 2011-09

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Date added: 09/26/2011
Date modified: 11/14/2011
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Friday, September 23rd, 2011

The Connection between Arts and Academics

“Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences gained credibility in the 1980s, but Steiner’s Waldorf curriculum had already put the gist of that theory into practice by 1920! Students learn in different ways. It’s not rocket science and yet, most common educational methods ignore this basic premise. What Steiner knew was that DOING was the key to learning..."

Announcing the opening of…Gerda’s Gallery

"In honor of our AWeSome Benefactress, Gerda Carmichael, graduate of Manhattan’s Rudolf Steiner School and grandparent of 5th grader Lucia, AWS is dedicating a new space to display students’ artwork. Faculty and Staff will nominate outstanding artwork to be displayed in the preschool hallway..."

AWS Awareness 2011-06 AWS Awareness 2011-06

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Date added: 06/23/2011
Date modified: 09/16/2011
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June 20th, 2011

Personalities in the Classroom, Part II: Working with the Rabbit's and Pooh's

Remember Winnie the Pooh and Rabbit? As promised, we are wrapping up our in-depth look at the temperaments with discussion of the choleric and the phlegmatic.·Using Betty Staley’s chapters on the temperaments in Between Form and Freedom: A Practical Guide to the Teenage Years (easy to find online and through Hawthorn Press), we will gain insights into recognizing and raising the phlegmatic child and the choleric child...

End-of-theYear Letter to Parents -- From Lynda Powell, 2010-11 5th/6th Grade Teacher

As in infancy, when organs and hormones are developing, our students have so much growth occurring every year and often every month it seems, as their toes poke through the sandals they loved so much just a short time ago (or so it seems to those of us who buy the shoes). Arms and legs are so sturdy and coordinated during their 5th grade year and into their 6th grade year. I believe it is a tribute to our curriculum and especially our spacial dynamicsTM program (that is, Ms. Cripps!) that AWS adolescents I observe successfully cope with their changing bodies and turn into human beings with grace, poise and beauty...

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