I am intrigued by the Waldorf philosophy of education for a few reasons. First, I grew up not far from Waldorf, Germany. I’m not sure if the town in Germany has anything to with the philosophy of education, but I like the name! We used to joke that the ambulance was coming to take us away to Waldorf. That’s where the “loony” bin was, and as a mother of 4 children, I sometimes feel like I belong in that loony bin! 😉
But the name doesn’t really mean much – it’s the people and their projects that interest me. I don’t really know that much about Waldorf education other than that my friends who use this method are really neat people. They seem to have earthy ties and fantastic children. From what I have read on-line, Waldorf schooling focuses on the whole child, “head, heart, and hands.” And my friends who use a Waldorf approach certainly have children who embody that.