Reflections on Steiner's lectures to teachers at the Steiner Cafe

Cosmic Law

Steiner chooses the topic of "cosmic law" for his morning lecture on Day Three of the very first Waldorf teacher training in August of 1919. He says, "As modern teachers, we must hold a comprehensive view of cosmic law." What ... Read More
Nature Study with One Small Square

Nature Study with One Small Square

I love this series of books - One Small Square. The series includes a variety of titles like Backyard, Woods, Pond, and Seashore. I encourage you to try nature study with one small square. The concept in these books is to ... Read More
Snowdrops in Spring

Sing a Song for Spring

It's finally here! Spring has officially arrived in Northeastern Ohio. And even with frost on the ground this morning, there are signs. Makes me want to sing a song for spring! Just this week, the birdies started gathering twigs and ... Read More
Reflections on Steiner's lectures to teachers at the Steiner Cafe

The Temperaments

Discussion Two is all about the temperaments! On Day One of the Teacher's Seminar in 1919, Steiner introduced the temperaments by saying, “The important thing for us to remember is the diversity of children and indeed of all human beings.” ... Read More
Making Mrs. Thaw

Making Mrs. Thaw

I still have a nature table even though my children are 24, 22 and 15! I find that I pay more attention to the changes outside when I mirror them inside on our nature table. It's something that nurtures a ... Read More
Making the Choice

Making the Choice

Life has been challenging these last six weeks here in the Miller household. No major crisis, but challenging. And like many of you I'm sure, we are so ready for spring! Finally on Friday, our snow began to melt, the ... Read More
It All Starts with Love

It All Starts with Love

Rudolf Steiner starts off Day Two of his Practical Advice to Teachers lecture by saying that “a great deal will have to be transformed and renewed” in teaching methods. The starting point? Love!  Here is Steiner on love. In this ... Read More
Here are some of our birthday rituals, a birthday verse, and ideas for celebrating your children and loved ones.

Birthday Rituals for Waldorf Families

My youngest child and only daughter turns 15 later this week! And it's her "golden birthday" she tells me: turning 15 on the 15th. So, I am in birthday mode. In fact, my daughter, my husband, and my father all ... Read More
Reflections on Steiner's lectures to teachers at the Steiner Cafe

Avoid Teaching That Is Abstract

It is 9:00 am on August 22, 1919, day two of the lectures to prepare the teachers in the very first Waldorf School. Picture a group of a dozen adults, only one of whom had every taught in a classroom ... Read More
Simplicity Sundays

Faithfulness

Years ago at a workshop, someone handed me a piece of paper with this passage on Faithfulness handwritten on it. This is a beautiful reminder to take the high road, to see the best in each other. It's written by ... Read More