“What a joy to be nourished and inspired in this new and strange way, and I felt really connected to colleagues worldwide.”
Highlights of the Steiner Waldorf Teachers’ National (Online) Conference (April 2020)
Martyn Rawson introduced his brand new work on the generative principles of Waldorf education. His talks provoked discussion about developing curriculum and assessment, considering the role of the teacher, the participation of the child and questions around experience and knowledge.
Trevor Mepham’s daily poems and reflections provided wonderful links to the theme of the conference across the four days.
Lou Havey-Zahra joined us from Australia to inspire us with a wide range of strategies for supporting children and families during the Coronavirus crisis.
An ex-teacher from Nant-y-Cwm Steiner School in West Wales, Phil Forder shared his decades of fas-cinating experiences working with art in a high security prison.
Well-known psychologist and writer, Dr Aric Sigman gave us a fast paced tour of the latest aca-demic and medical research sup-porting many aspects of Steiner education.
Daily Bothmer and Eurythmy sessions enlivened the conference, along with practical and artistic workshops including how to build a chapatti oven in your garden!
The depth and breadth of the content of the workshops ensured lively conversations between participants – some sessions had to carry on in the conference cafe as everyone had so much to say, and discussions have also continued on Workplace since the conference. The theme of Roots and Renewal was evident throughout the sessions, and a spirit of seeking true encounter was palpable.
Lou Harvey Zhara – Strategies for supporting children and families
“A brilliant Easter Conference. It was an absolute triumph!”