Eugene Schwartz: Waldorf Reconsidered

Myths and Misconceptions about Waldorf Education
Sunday, November 4,2012, 7 - 9 PM  

The event will take place in Dakin Hall at San Francisco Waldorf Grade School, 2938 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94115.

As the Waldorf philosophy approaches its hundredth year, it is high time to reexamine its basic premises and to assess their efficacy in the classroom. In his nearly forty years as a Waldorf teacher and consultant, Eugene has taught scores of students and visited over 150 schools. In this lecture he will draw on his broad experience to address several important questions concerning Waldorf education:

  • Is the “slow and steady” approach in the primary grades holding children back in later academic achievement?
  • Are Waldorf schools deficient in their teaching of science and math?
  • Are Waldorf teachers loose in discipline, lacking in rigor, and relaxed about accountability?

These questions may not be new, but be prepared for some surprising answers. Even the most seasoned Waldorf parents and friends may find food for thought in this presentation. 

Eugene Schwartz has been a class teacher and high school teacher at Green Meadow Waldorf School (New York) and Shining Mountain Waldorf School (Colorado) and a visiting faculty member at several other schools in the US. He is the author of ten books and over 100 of his lectures are available on CDs. He has pioneered online international teacher conferences and has recently been working with public school teachers in Ecuador and Waldorf educators in China. 

More information on his work may be found at: