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Re: Waldorf education

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Teri Sanford (terily)
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 09:12:51 -0600


I highly recommend the Waldorf schools. I even considered teaching Waldorf education because I thought it was so great. (I was a first grade teacher at that time). The teacher begins with the group in 1st grade and travels with them through 6th grade. It is great ~ all kids learn to play an instrument, learn handwork like sewing/knitting, etc. They learn all kinds of neat stuff and you won't find a
"textbook" anywhere. They only use real books!

The only reason I didn't go that route is that the teachers are NOT paid much (like $15-18K when I was looking into it, about 5 years ago). You have to go to their 2-year college (only in CA or NY) on top of your degree. So I was looking at moving from Texas for 2 years, spending a whole LOT of money on the education/living, etc and guaranteed to not make any money. (I don't know how ANYONE could live
on that amount in CA. It'd be hard in Texas) So I took my savings and went to Europe for the summer, decided to learn to teach art and here I am, five years later!

Anyway, I digress... Waldorf education is great. The teachers are there because the WANT to be, not because of the money. (I know we all fit into that idea, but they REALLY do!)

just my .02

teri