Golden Valley's Parent Enrichment Program is designed to support families in the Golden Valley community. Throughout the year, we offer workshops and lectures covering a number of subject areas, including Waldorf philosophy and curriculum, child development, and discipline. By providing Golden Valley families with opportunities for learning and deepening of knowledge, we aim to help build a strong community of parents, staff, and teachers. Thus, we hope to bring further insight and knowledge to the vitally important task of parenting, while creating a common vision and understanding to help us in our working together in support of the children.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Waldorf Education: Does it Still Work?, presented by Jack Petrash
Waldorf Education has been around for nearly 100 years and begs the question, “Are these educational principles still relevant in our 21st Century world? Contemporary educators and brain research have interesting perspectives to bring this question into consideration. This talk will explore some of the basic understandings of Waldorf Education in the light of these new findings.
Jack Petrash is the founder and director of the Nova Institute, an organization seeking to build a bridge between Waldorf Education and public education. He has over 35 year of Waldorf teaching experience and is the author of Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out, Covering Home: Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball, and Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guide to Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline. In addition, Jack’s Ted talk, Educating Children for the Journey has been viewed extensively.