Wellspring of Waldorf

We hope you enjoy this new video about the the origins of Waldorf education and the wellspring of its special insights and approaches: anthroposophy. Scroll down below the video for a special resource guide, plus a link to a special membership offer.

Behind a Waldorf education there’s a whole movement based in a larger, deeper, and more hopeful view of humanity…..

Explore these eight topics about Waldorf Education and Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy, presented in short, accessible segments with Liz Beaven, Ed.D. and Melanie Reiser, Ph.D. (time in video):

  • (00:00) Origins of Waldorf Education
  • (12:50) Anthroposophical View of the Human Being
  • (16:00) Evolution of Human Consciousness
  • (21.50) Human Development
  • (31:20) Inner work of the Teacher
  • (36.50) Freedom and Responsibility of the Teacher
  • (40:20) Pedagogical Practices
  • (46:05) Waldorf School Culture

Suggestion: Watch the video in segments then talk about it as a group! Use the accompanying written materials (linked below) to enhance your conversation and understanding of Waldorf Education. 

Resource Guide


To accompany the video we’ve prepared a fifteen-page resource guide. You can view it online or view/download a PDF: pc/laptop viewing version or mobile viewing version or text only for printing.

Special Membership Offer

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1 Comment

  1. michael hughes on September 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you Laura, and Liz and Melanie. Great way to celebrate forward into the next hundred years! I appreciated also that both organizations of Waldorf/ Steiner education where represented . A wonderful way to acknowledge , and encourage a deepening of what lies in this education. Well done !

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