future (hopefully if i find a good school that also does pay well, due to one of my hobbies being an art collector which can be expensive
) preschool, kindergarten, nursery, or first grade waldorf teacher here
currently i will be finishing my bachelors in earlychildhood education by transfering to Pacific oaks college, a college which is VERY hands on and not like traditional schools, of which i belive has been the proponent for why i never really did good in them, they are also pretty much like Waldorf in that they do not go with grades etc. but look at what people can do and how that can be scaffolded to help with what they are working on.
i really got intrested in waldorf when i was reading about Rudolf Steiner and his connection with famed Occultist Aleister Crowley and that Steiner himself was one, now, i know the meaning of occult has nothing to do with devil worship or pretty much anyithing really religious, but really means hidden, things that require more thoght to be able to be understood etc. and it was incorporated into waldorf !! how cool is that
and i further got hooked when i read that waldorf education does not FORCE kids to learn, they guide ( correct me if im wrong) to help children find their own potential, and their empahasis on the arts( i am an artist myself
) creativity and everything else i love about being a teacher, ie being a mentor rather than a drill sergent.
i hope to get my training done at the waldorf institute up north. however id love to know if there are any places here in southern california where i can get my feet wet, specifically in the earlychildhood area
also im barely waldorf, in fact im half n half, due to the tv bit
: and now im starting to see why its a good idea to keep it out.
theres LOTS more i love about waldorf, and so much more to learn
also besides being a manny(nanny) im also not only a full time student but also a substitute teacher at a co-op nursery school which i LOVE, im kinda picky on preschools because of some have treated me due to my gender ( parents and kids loved me, the staff treated me like i was some sort of ICK!! and it really hurt me
) i had toleave and finding work as a nanny wasnt easy but the families i work for are VERY good, and are like family to me now, but more steady work was hard to come by until i foud this place
great to be here and hope to learn more