Waldorf Philosophy

Recommended Reading List

There are many books about Waldorf Education. The following are just a few of the most easily accessible and readable. We also invite you to borrow books from the staff section of Desert Marigold’s library.

You are your child’s first teacher. This is a wonderful introduction to the principles of Waldorf education as they apply to early childhood development. By Rahima Baldwin.

School as a Journey. An experienced Waldorf class teacher describes his experience taking a class from Grade One to Grade Eight. By Torin Finser.

School Renewal. Describes the personal and organization challenges that often face people working together in the Waldorf school environment. By Torin Finser.

Waldorf Education – A Family Guide. A lively selection of many articles on
curriculum, festivals, parenting and much more.

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: a Call to Action Against TV, Movies & Video
Game Violence.
The title says it all. By Lt. Col. Dave Grossman.

Vision in Action – Working with Soul & Spirit in Small Organizations. Offers
great insight into the stages of development of organizations like ours. By Christopher Schaefer and Tyno Voors.

Republican Academies – Rudolf Steiner on self-management, experiential study and self-education in the life of a college of teachers. A compelling look at Steiner’s perspective that how teachers work together in a school is as important as how they teach in the classroom. By Francis Gladstone.