Our Waldorf Wednesday 2012-13 Lecture Series is open to the public, and is focused on topics relevant to parents and their children. These events are organized by our Parent Teacher Community Council, and are to be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. These schedule is tentative, and some of the events may have a cover charge. Please check back regularly, these are updated regularly, and the information for the current month’s event is always up-to-date. We look forward to seeing you at the next Waldorf Wednesday!
For planning purposes, please register for events at the link given.
Simplicity Parenting 101
October 24th, 2012, from 7 – 8:30 PM
What is Simplicity Parenting? How can it create a more serene, sane childhood for your child? Kolleen Bakkum, a certified Simplicity Parenting leader, will introduce this important approach to dispelling the sense of overwhelm felt by many families today, and guide the discussion that follows. Based on the book Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne. Please register here
Crafting and Consumerism
November 28th, 2012, from 7:00pm-8:30pm
We welcome beginning and advanced crafters to come learn how to make window stars, and participate in a conversation about the role of consumerism in our family life, including strategies to create a simpler, less consumption-oriented lifestyle.
Screening and discussion: Race to Nowhere
January 23rd, 2013, Time TBD
We will be screening the powerful documentary Race to Nowhere that explores ‘the dark side of America’s achievement culture.’ This film challenges current conventional thinking on how to prepare students for success, and presents heartbreaking stories of real students who have been pushed to the brink by over-scheduling, over-testing and the relentless pressure to achieve.
Raising Children in a Digital Society
February 27th, 2013, from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Dr. Lee Stevens PhD., founding director of The Center for Imaginative Action and 20-year Waldorf teaching veteran, will share his research on the impact of digital technology over-exposure and media saturation.
Raising Healthy Children: Waldorf Education and Anthroposophical Medicine
March 20th, 2013, from 7:00pm-8:30pm
What do children need to be healthy in a challenging world? How can we work with “difficult” children? What can we do for basic illnesses? How can Anthroposophical medicine support health and development working hand in hand with the ideas and deeds of a Waldorf education?
Join us for a discussion lead by Dr. Mark Kamsler, M.D. and founder of True Botanica. Dr. Kamsler will offer basic remedies, lifestyle changes and more to help in raising healthy and active children.
No Child Left Inside
April 24th,2013, from 7:00-8:30pm
Lori Barian will lead a discussion on the importance of connecting children and ourselves to nature, and how this can be done at home, at school, and in the community. Lori runs a nature-based pre-school and serves as administrator for Great Lakes Waldorf Institute in Milwaukee.
Eurythmy: The Art for Today’s Needs
May 22nd, 2013, from 7:00-8:30pm
Please join us for an interactive evening with Lynn Stull as she teaches us the practical uses of eurythmy. Eurythmy is an expressive art movement that connects language with movement and music, and encourages confidence, emotional maturity and a deeper appreciation for the world around us.