Humble Hive Parent Education – Apr 30

A Peer Lead (All things WALDORF inspired) Parent Education Group

Dear DMS (and Friends of the DMS) Community,

Please Join Us on Tuesday, April 30th from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the High School.

Have you ever wondered “WHY Waldorf”? Let’s discover it together! Each month we will have a new topic. If you are in Early Childhood, the Grades, High School or just a healthy curiosity about Waldorf Education, this might be the little gem that you have been searching for…

The Full Rainbow Spectrum – The Importance of offering an Early Childhood though High School Experience in the Waldorf Curriculum

with
Ms. Miller

Ms. Miller holds degrees in Anthropology and Mathematical Statistics. She completed her Waldorf Teacher Education Certificate at Rudolf Steiner College. She has been at DMS for more than 15 years teaching in both the grades and high school and serving on the school board. Prior to teaching, she had extensive experience as a youth and family mentor for leading non-profit institutions in the Valley.

It takes such great COURAGE as a parent, to offer your child the gift of a Waldorf Education. Waldorf Education often speaks of meeting the child where they are at. Can we speak of meeting the parent where they are at??

What to bring: Our curiosity, Open Hearts AND MINDS…maybe a Notebook and Pen.

$5 Donation @ Door-ZOOM may donate online re:HumbleHive
(Baby in arms, welcome) RSVP (on FB DMS Community Chat)

Unable to physically attend and participate … virtually attend via ZOOM and listen in,
on a first come first serve basis.

Join via ZOOM with meeting ID
602-243-6909

To join the meeting go to ZOOM.US or add the zoom app on your smartphone.

Happy to answer any questions, bcunningham@desertmarigold.org

Building Bridges Waldorf Teacher Program

Announcing the Formation of a Building Bridges Program in Arizona

Introductory workshops for practicing teachers interested in Waldorf teacher certification

To be held at Desert Star Community School

Center for Anthroposophy
in affiliation with
Antioch University New England Waldorf Teacher Education Program

For more information please visit the Center for Anthroposophy website:
https://www.centerforanthroposophy.org/programs/building-bridges-waldorf-teacher-training/desert-star-community-school/

**Dates will be finalized when 18-20 participants have registered and paid a deposit**

Waldorf Teacher Training Opportunity in Arizona

Have you been interested in training to become a Waldorf Teacher?

A group is hoping to start a Teacher Training program in Arizona. It would be held through the Center for Anthroposophy and their affiliation with Antioch University.

The training would lead to a Master’s Degree in Waldorf Education. It is a 3 year program. The first year would be held in Cornville, AZ at Desert Star School. This would occur on weekends periodically over the next school year, through zoom conferencing, and a week of classes during spring break. The second and third years would take place during the summer in New Hampshire at the High Mowing School Campus.

We need 18 people to register for the program to make this happen.

To Find Out More:

1. Come to the ACWE (Arizona Council for Waldorf Education meeting) on Saturday, March 30th at the Desert Star Community School (1240 S. Recycler Road, Cornville, AZ). Meeting starts at 9 am, gather early for coffee. Presentation on this program will be from 10:15-11:15 am.

The speaker will be Carla Comey who is a teacher in the program, she is a Eurythmist and was the director of the Carbondale Waldorf School in the Roaring Forks area of Colorado. Carla will also offer an hour of “Eurythmy in the work place: Encountering Social Dynamics”, from 9:15-10:15 am. At 11:15 am, there will be a refreshment break, followed by the meeting. We will continue with state-wide Waldorf school reports, announcements, and adjourn around 1:00 pm.

2. Go to the Center for Anthroposophy’s web site and look for the Building Bridges Program details.

Kim John Payne Parenting Workshop in Tucson – Mar 31

KIM JOHN PAYNE, AUTHOR OF “SIMPLICITY PARENTING” COMING TO TUCSON MARCH 31ST

LECTURE & MINI-WORKSHOP IN TUCSON
March 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Tucson Waldorf School’s Treasuring Childhood Film & Lecture Series is thrilled to be bringing Kim John Payne, noted author of Simplicity Parenting, to Tucson for a one-time lecture.

The event will be held at – Sea of Glass Center for The Arts at 330 East 7th Street in Tucson, Az.

The lecture is free and open to the public

RSVP to TreasuringChildhood@TucsonWaldorf.org

**RSVP is requires as space for the event is limited. Adults only please, infants-in-arms are welcomed.**

HOW TO HAVE DEVICES NOT BE DIVISIVE FOR OUR FAMILY

  • Not Anti-Screen but Pro-Connection to Nature and People
  • How to maintain loving limits, warm, firm and calm discipline and strong family connections in a world where increasingly “screens are supreme”
  • How to build focus, grit and good judgment so that our kids do not become overwhelmed with media driven images but can shape their own self esteem, hopes and dreams.
  • How to encourage respect when negative images of adults pervade pop culture.
  • Fitting in with friends. “Won’t my kids be disadvantaged if I limit screen media?”
  • Aloneness vs. Loneliness. Helping kids know the difference.
  • The alluring world of no boundaries that screen use develops and how this makes discipline and guidance difficult.
  • Virtuous VS. Virtual. Building real and enduring relationships with people who will “be there” for you when times get tough.

I am not negatively anti screen for kids, but passionately pro connection. Connection to the things that matter like the natural world, friends, play, family and to their own beautiful but delicate emerging values. Screens interrupt these crucial connections and that has got to be suspicious. – Kim John Payne.


More about Simplicity Parenting and Loving Discipline in A Digital Age:https://www.simplicityparenting.com/kims-lectures/loving-discipline-in-a-digital-age/

More about Kim John Payne:https://www.simplicityparenting.com/about-simplicity-parenting/about-kim-john-payne/

Humble Hive Parent Education Group – Tue, Mar 26

A Peer Lead (All things WALDORF inspired) Parent Education Group

Dear DMS (and Friends of the DMS) Community,

Please Join Us on Tuesday, March 26th from 7:00pm-8:30pm in the Eurythmy Room.

Have you ever wondered “WHY Waldorf”? Let’s discover it together! Each month we will have a new topic. If you are in Early Childhood, the Grades, High School or just a healthy curiosity about Waldorf Education, this might be the little gem that you have been searching for…

Recognizing and remediating learning barriers

which inhibit children from reaching their full potential

with
Mrs. Pax Piper

Mrs. Pax Piper completed her Waldorf teacher Training at Rudolf Steiner College before she began teaching at Desert Marigold School in 2001. Pax carried a class from grade one to eight and took a second class to grade five prior to serving as our Director of Curriculum and Instruction. In addition to her Waldorf certification, Mrs. Piper also completed her Waldorf Remedial Teacher training through the Association for a Healing Education.

It takes such great COURAGE as a parent, to offer your child the gift of a Waldorf Education. Waldorf Education often speaks of meeting the child where they are at. Can we speak of meeting the parent where they are at??

What to bring: Our curiosity, Open Hearts AND MINDS…maybe a Notebook and Pen.

$5 Donation @ Door-ZOOM may donate online re:HumbleHive
(Baby in arms, welcome) RSVP (on FB DMS Community Chat)

Unable to physically attend and participate … virtually attend via ZOOM and listen in,
on a first come first serve basis.

Join via ZOOM with meeting ID
602-243-6909

To join the meeting go to ZOOM.US or add the zoom app on your smartphone.

Happy to answer any questions, bcunningham@desertmarigold.org

Humble Hive – featuring Michael D’Aleo on Tue, Feb 26 @7pm

Humble Hive – Parent Education Group

presents

Creating Inner Strength in Children

with

Mr. Michael D’Aleo

Tue, Feb 26 @ 7-8:30pm

in the Eurythmy Room

Every year, the upperclassmen at our High School, have the gift of being taught by an internationally renowned traveling Waldorf teacher, Michael D’Aleo. Come see why he has become so endeared to the High School and hear him speak about…

How to create a safe environment, while simultaneously creating the conditions where the child develops Strength and Tenacity for overcoming obstacles.

For more information and Zoom information, please see the flyer below or contact: bcunningham@desertmarigold.org

*Humble Hive Parent Group suggests a $5 donation at the door to cover expenses. 


Mr. Michael D’Aleo is teaching main lesson seminar blocks in electricity and magnetism, projective geometry, optical physics, and astronomy in the 11th and 12th grades.

Michael D’Aleo lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of science, education and environmental issues and is a founding member of the Saratoga Experiential Natural Science Research Institute (SENSRI) as the Director of Research.

He was a co-founder of the high school at the Waldorf School of Saratoga Springs where he taught physical science and astronomy. Mr. D’Aleo is also an instructor of Waldorf School physical science teachers at The Center for Anthroposophy as well as a guest teacher at various teacher training institutions and Waldorf Schools.

Mr. D’Aleo has a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Masters degree in Education. Mr. D’Aleo is co-author of the book Sensible Physics Teaching, a guide for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade educators to teach physics in a manner relevant to the experience of the students. He is also the author of Embracing Materialism and Letting It Go – An experiential guide to overcoming an object-based world conception.

Apps Parents Should Know About

As children get older and become more independent, there are a variety of apps that parents should be aware of when deciding what to allow a child to install on their devices.

There are apps that can expose your children to a range of things from bullying and unwanted messages, some apps can even give strangers your child’s location.

Here are a few things you can do to help protect your children:

  • Approve every app on your child’s phone
  • Check privacy settings
  • Talk with your child about phone use, apps, and social media
  • Find out what is popular – different apps catch on in different locations

Here’s a list of apps from the sheriff in department in Alabama.