The twelve members of the Class of 2013 delivered their Project presentations on the weekend of March 1 and 2. As you can see from the program below, the topics addressed aspects of Waldorf education ranging from Early Childhood through High School. An appreciative audience of teacher training students, teachers, alumni, parents and friends – about 75 in all – attended the event. Each student is allotted thirty minutes to give their presentation and to answer questions from the audience. An important aspect of the Project is to present what is essential to the topic at hand, and to address new discoveries made during the course of the research. Students were asked to identify an element of a particular lesson in a specific grade, and to look deeply into the what, how, and especially why one would bring that element to the children in a lesson or series of lessons.
Each year, this weekend is a threshold moment for the Third Year students. It is also inspirational to the First and Second Year students, who begin in earnest to imagine themselves making such a presentation in the not-too-distant future.
by Dave Alsop
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