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post #41 of 50
orangewallflower. I stand corrected on the scientific method. Out of curiosity, can you outline what a lesson instructed in the scientific method would look like. This is obvisouly a big deal and I am not understanding just where the difference lies when introducing science to young children.

ETA: perhaps this discussion is better held in a new thread
post #42 of 50
Orangeflower-"but" as in why my answers sound positive instead of embittered over having uninformed choice. That's the comment made to me, and to which I was replying to. I don't even know why the "uninformed" issue was put to me because the whole reason I weighed in on the thread was to share some information about the "Man and Animal" block. If there is some dark scheme to keep it a secret, it's news to me.

:Note-the comment wasn't made to me after all. Sorry! That's why we haven't been understanding each other since.
post #43 of 50
I don't see how secrecy fits into this thread. Have you inferred that from my posts? I really am just trying to figure out the tone here. When you contributed your experience I thought it was constructive, but mine seem to rub you the wrong way.
post #44 of 50
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I don't see how secrecy fits into this thread. Have you inferred that from my posts? I really am just trying to figure out the tone here. When you contributed your experience I thought it was constructive, but mine seem to rub you the wrong way.
Relax orangewallflower. All I meant to do was weigh in about the Man and Animal block, that's all. I'm sorry if something I said came off as if was directed against you. I didn't realize that, and being on completely different pages, now both of us have been misreading what the other meant in reply.
post #45 of 50
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Relax orangewallflower. All I meant to do was weigh in about the Man and Animal block, that's all. I'm sorry if something I said came off as if was directed against you. I didn't realize that, and being on completely different pages, now both of us have been misreading what the other meant in reply.
To clarify, I don't count myself among the embittered.

I'm glad to hear that I was misreading your tone. I really do think that mutual compassion is possible on these threads even when we disagree. ("Relax," doesn't help to this end, as I've learned in compassionate communication workshops. I will offer an alternative: "You seem upset," or "You seem agitated.")
post #46 of 50
: finally clicked
post #47 of 50
Hi all,
Just want to apologize for deleting a post. I had completely forgotten that is against the rules, and I really did it with good intentions. Also, Linda and I have figured out our misunderstanding. Sorry for sidetracking the thread!

I think every single person who has written here has had something valuble to say, and I also want to repeat that I think the Waldorf approach to science is neat. The lesson book work for these blocks is almost always beautiful and impressive, and I can see how it would be a good foundation for high school and college lab science as David has described.
post #48 of 50
We are a spiritual but nonreligious family. In our (many years of) experience with waldorf and anthroposophy, I found it to be very Christian-based and also presumptive of Christianity as the default religious influence in its followers' lives.
post #49 of 50
Can you expand upon that May May?
post #50 of 50
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We are a spiritual but nonreligious family. In our (many years of) experience with waldorf and anthroposophy, I found it to be very Christian-based and also presumptive of Christianity as the default religious influence in its followers' lives.
Which is interesting... as some Christians find it to be too pagan or too anthroposophical and thus not fitting neatly into Christian pardigms. For example, the fact that eurythmy is supposed to have anthroposophically spiritual implications, or the fact that the Old Testament segment is a anthroposophical interpretation of the Old Testament rather than a reading and studying of the text as it's actually in the Bible.
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