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The Wisdom of Waldorf

100 Reflections on Waldorf Education to Enrich and Inspire

August 2019
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    27th August 2019
  • ISBN 9781782506119
  • Language English
  • Pages 128 pp.
  • Size 4.75" x 5.75"

This beautiful gift book contains 100 inspirational reflections on Waldorf education and schools, celebrating the Waldorf 100th anniversary. 

In 2019, the worldwide Waldorf community celebrates the centenary of the founding of the original Waldorf school, the first of thousands of Waldorf and Waldorf-inspired schools and kindergartens around the world. This wonderful book celebrates the unique value that Waldorf education has brought to students, parents, and communities. 

The 100 reflections are quotations from key historical figures in the history of Waldorf education, including Rudolf Steiner and original words of wisdom from eminent members of the modern Waldorf community, such as European Council for Steiner–Waldorf Education President Dr. Richard Landl, SWSF Early Childhood Executive Officer Janni Nicol, Alliance for Childhood coordinator Joan Almon, and experienced Waldorf school teacher Elan Leibner. 

Alternately insightful, moving, and empowering, these carefully selected thoughts on the wisdom of Waldorf will be a source of enrichment and inspiration. 

This hardback book is beautifully designed with a ribbon marker, making it both an ideal gift and a treasured keepsake for teachers, parents, and current and former students. 

“A wonderful little book of nourishment and inspiration.” —Conkers Life

“This is a little treasure of a book, which is beautifully presented.” —Kindling

“...short enough to read in a single sitting...or dip into, tasting one or two [pages] at a time, like a jar of tiny and intense sweets, exploring and savoring each flavor, giving them time to sink in.” —Lincolnshire Waldorf Group

Patrice Maynard

Patrice Maynard, M.Ed., is Director of Publications and Development for the Research Institute for Waldorf Education (RIWE). She currently teaches teachers at several Waldorf teacher training institutes in North America as an adjunct faculty member. She was leader for Outreach and Development for the Association of Waldorf Schools (AWSNA) for nine years and taught for thirteen years prior to these positions as a class teacher and as a music teacher at the Hawthorne Valley School in Harlemville, New York, where she lives with her husband. She was on the founding board of the Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, Maine, and is the proud parent of three Waldorf graduates. Patrice is a published poet, a gardener, and a quilter.