The Handwork teacher

I am a mother to two beautiful girls and I teach Handwork and Fine Arts in our local waldorf charter school in Arizona.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

thoughts for the newsletter

I didn't write it but I do believe it.

Handwork opens windows into a world that has almost been forgotten, Eugene Schwartz, author and Waldorf teacher once wrote “we cannot underestimate the self-esteem and joy that arises in the child at the result of having made something practical and beautiful- something that which has arisen as a result of a skill that has been learned. In an age when children are often passive consumers, as Oscar Wilder once said, “know the price of everything and the value of nothing” leaning to knit can be a powerful way to bring meaning into a child’s life”.

1 comment:

Cadi said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you for this wonderful blog. I found it..... hmmm..... how did I end up here?!?! :-) ~~~ I'm a Waldorf Grades Teacher. I love to knit. I just posted a blog, too, showing off my son's 5th grade socks. :-) Bright blessings to you! I hope you are enjoying your time at Sunbridge. These trainings are always so renewing. :-)