Wednesday, October 2, 7:30pm
Even as mainstream American schools move inexorably towards measurement-based standards as the only benchmark of achievement, an increasing number of psychologists, neurologists, and educators are moving in a diametrically different direction. How can we understand the remarkable “success” of adults whose predictors in primary school marked them for certain failure? Do we need completely different benchmarks -- methods of teaching, and assessment, that look at the whole of life, rather than short-term mastery?
Drawing on the game-changing research of Carol Dweck of Stanford and Martin Seligman, former President of the American Pyschological Association, and the latest developments in neurology, Eugene Schwartz will explore the ways in which Waldorf education authenticates the interwoven roles of success -- and failure -- in the classroom.
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: www.millennialchild.com