Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education helped us explore School Renewal and the Heart of Change at our Annual Waldorf Conference June 22 - June 25, 2021. Leaders gathered to present and discuss how Waldorf educators and advocates can meet the challenges of our times and continue to grow and evolve from the seeds planted by Rudolf Steiner.
There were too many inspiring discussions, social hours and webinars to list them all, but here are some highlights of what was offered to our virtual attendees.
Keelah Helwig helped us bring courage to the mirror as we considered our racial identities and the identities of those in our lives. John Bloom guided us through conversations with those who can help us bring the sacred into our daily lives. Diana Graber encouraged us to prepare our students to use screens ethically, safely, and productively. Monique Marshall explored offering anti-bias nourishment to our youngest students and Victoria Reyes helped us harness system’s thinking in our work to inspire true change. Joaquin Muñoz led us in a conversation with Indigenous Waldorf educators. And as a powerful conclusion to our conference, Karina Haedo called us to action against systemic racism in our schools and our world.
Here are some of our favorite moments of inspiration from our keynote speakers: