Living Arts Weekly: Rhythm

Living Arts Weekly: Rhythm

October 20, 2019 Get rhythm when you get the blues.  -Johnny Cash   Today, we have a guest post from LifeWays graduate Emary Williams: “R h y t h m. There is so much magic in this simple concept. When I first encountered Waldorf education, I saw the beautifully painted watercolor daily rhythm charts in …

Living Arts Weekly: Let Be

Living Arts Weekly: Let Be

September 29, 2019 For even the wisest can learn incalculably much from children.” ― Rudolf Steiner, How to Know Higher Worlds A guest post today – from LifeWays Early Childhood graduate Emary Williams: “I am so excited to homeschool this girl. I want to jump right in and learn with and teach her everything, but I have …

Living Arts Weekly: Natural Dyeing

Living Arts Weekly: Natural Dyeing

September 22, 2019 Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.  – John Ruskin The plant in this photo is amaranth, an ancient grain important to Native American tribes.  This red variety, originally grown as a dye plant by the southwestern Hopi Nation, has the reddest seedlings of any amaranth known. …

Living Arts Weekly: Reverence

Living Arts Weekly: Reverence

September 15, 2019 Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.  – John Milton Cynthia writes: ” This video is from a student in our Florida LifeWays training group.  It is of her adorable 18-month old child imitating his daddy …

Living Arts Weekly: Observation and Assessment

Living Arts Weekly:  Observation and Assessment

September 8, 2019 Thanks to the work of our colleague, Veronica Oliva-Clour, Observing Young Children: A Tool for Meaningful Assessment has been approved for use in Minnesota by their rating system, Parent Aware. What a gift to teachers and early childhood educators that they may use a system of assessment that honors the spirit of …

Living Arts Weekly: Seek the Practical

Living Arts Weekly: Seek the Practical

September 1, 2019 As we come around to the official end of summer, Labor Day, our thoughts turn once again to work — good, honest hard work. Rudolf Steiner had this to say about the value of the practical life: Seek the truly practical material life But seek it so that it does not numb …

Living Arts Weekly: School Lunches

Living Arts Weekly: School Lunches

August 25, 2019 The first wealth is health.    –Emerson As parents get ready to send their kids back to school, the subject of the school lunch often comes to mind.  Packing lunches that are nutritious, appealing, and hold their freshness while hanging out in a backpack or locker all morning is not always an …

Living Arts Weekly: Parent-Teacher Communication

Living Arts Weekly:  Parent-Teacher Communication

August 18, 2019 Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another, the most varied opinions can be reconciled — thus, one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all …