Temperaments - Melancholic

"...the important thing for the melancholic [child] is that the teacher be people who have in a certain sense been tried by life, who act and speak on the basis of past trials."

Roberto Trostli, Rhythms of Learning (2017)

 


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00:02     good morning everybody I'm Melissa

00:04     Nilson I'm Eric Nielsen good morning I

00:07     hope you had a wonderful weekend we're

00:10     gonna talk today about the empathetic

00:13     melancholic and but before we dive into

00:16     that just a couple quick announcements

00:19     we were 7 an email last week sort of

00:22     announcing because we're in partnership

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Temperaments - Phlegmatic

"Things do not move the phlegmatic as such, but an interest arises when they see things reflected in others, and these interests are then reflected in the soul of phlegmatic children."  

Roberto Trostli, Rhythms of Learning (2017)

 


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00:02     good morning everybody I'm Melissa

00:04     Nelson I'm making sure we are gonna talk

00:10     today about the cozy phlegmatic but...

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Temperaments - Sanguine

"More than children of any other temperament , the sanguine needs someone to admire. Admiration is here a king of magic word, and we must do everything we can to awaken it." 

Roberto Trostli, Rhythms of Learning (2017)

 


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00:02     so good morning everybody I am Melissa

00:04     Nelson I am Eric Nielsen thank you I'm

00:08     pretty sure I was thinking about like

00:10     how...

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Temperaments - Choleric

"The choleric child is also susceptible of being led in a special way. Instead of winning affection by means of personal qualities, [...] we should see to it that the child's belief in the teacher's ability remains unshaken."  

Roberto Trostli, Rhythms of Learning (2017)


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00:02     so welcome to our Monday morning video

00:05     and welcome to this amazing man really

00:09     glad you should here with me...

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Ep. 142 - Creating the Perfect (School) Day

 

Join Melisa as she walks you and your family through a gentle guided meditation and shares what meditation means to her.


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00:02     so good morning good morning thank you

00:06     for joining us today I'm gonna say

00:08     really quick and then I'll do our do our

00:12     announcements this morning if your kids

00:14     aren't with you go grab...

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Melisa Unplugged: Confidence, Poo, & Teaching Cultures

In this two-for-one video (below), Melisa discusses the importance of confidence and the non-religious, religious teaching in Waldorf education. She first addresses the lack of confidence she sees in the parents she works with. She then shares a hilarious analogy (which won’t soon be forgotten) and advice for moving forward even when you don’t feel confident enough to do so. Finally, she covers how and why teaching your children about other religions/cultures/people (different from you) is immensely valuable.


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00:00     hi there I wanted to record a video it's

00:04     Sunday...

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Bedtime with Multiple Ages

Bedtime. From little ones who need many, many sips of water to older teens who sleep all day, Melisa digs into the importance of sleep and a solid bedtime. Listen as she walks through what bedtime routines might look like for different age groups. She provides personal stories filled with humor and advice on how to handle bedtime with children of various ages.


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Topics discussed: 

- The important role dinner time plays in getting your kids to bed.

- How to be firm with bedtimes

-What the appropriate bedtimes are by age.

-How to create quality time for older kids.

-Why it’s important to wake up before your children.

 

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00:00     hi I'm Melissa Nelson let's talk about

00:02     bedtime I often get questions about that

00:05     time and how to work...

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Ep. 190 - Weekly Family Meetings

Scheduling for an entire family can feel like a juggling act: play date, sports game, work project, etc. Join Melisa as she explains what “family council” looks like for her family, and how creating your own can help bring cohesion to your family schedule. Look out for some extra pro-tips on creating a family calendar.


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Holding The Space

What does holding the space look like? Why is it important? And how can you implement it into your rhythm? Melisa explains holding the space as, the concept of being energetically present, and when that energy is removed things tend to go haywire. Learning to hold the space is vital in creating a smooth rhythm in your homeschool (and general family life). Below you’ll find the video Melisa and her husband Erik recorded to answer all things holding the space related. Try it out! 

 


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00:04     hello everybody I'm Melissa Nielsen

00:08     hello

00:09     that's Eric Nielsen we're on three

00:12     different different laces so bear with

00:14     us each cameras framed a little bit a

00:17     little bit differently...

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Holding the Space - Media Focus

Melisa often speaks about the importance of holding the space, but what does that mean? And what does it look like to hold the space in a very screen and media-focused environment? Joined by her husband, Erik Nielsen; she answers those questions and shares stories from their family.


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00:02     good morning okay so we had like where

00:05     are cheaper phones we have them a dual

00:08     tripod and yeah we're a little late

00:11     today so sorry we're usually have on

00:15     here almost an hour ago and yeah no I'm

00:19     o'clock oh wow we got extra sleep it's

00:22     all good so um I'm almost to add Nelson

00:25     I'm I'm Eric Nielsen so if you are new

00:29     to us welcome if you are been with us

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