Saturday, January 31, 2009
The passing of a great teacher
I just found out yesterday that my Main lesson teacher passed away at home from a sudden heart attach. My heart is heavy and sad by the loss of this wonderful soul. I wish I had spent more time talking to him about the fact that I am now a Waldorf teacher. I wish I had been able to talk to him about what I was like as a child and if he EVER would have guessed that I would be standing here teaching Handwork and Fine Art.
Not only do I teach in a waldorf school as a subject teacher but I also went to a waldorf school as a child and we had the same Main lesson teacher from 1st through 8th grade.
If a child is able to stay in a waldorf school for the entire cycle and their main lesson teacher stays the same, the bond that is created between the class and the main lesson teacher is absolutely amazing. Right now I feel a pain in my heart as if I just lost my Grandfather .
He was an absolutely amazing man and superb teacher.
23 years ago I was a young first grader walking into the most amazing classroom and there sat a man who was to be my class teacher, guide and grandfather figure for the next 8 years of my life. In that moment I remember feeling safe, relaxed and at home in my surroundings.