Teachers that meet a child’s openness with gratitude, reverence, respect and an assumption of goodness, help the child encounter learning and struggle with confidence and calm.
As Rudolf Steiner himself said, “It is very important that during these early years a child should be surrounded by noble-minded, generous-hearted and affectionate people with good thoughts, for these stamp themselves on the child’s inner life.”
Teachers can build that sense of goodness and security through routine, stability, modelling kindness and finding the good all around, including the good within the children.
And, young children, according to recent scientific study, are inherently good.
- Early Childhood
- Waldorf Education