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

00:25     with our fairies right now and their

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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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*The guided meditation starts at the 9:10 mark.

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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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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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Ep. 140 - Creating A Waldorf Inspired Kindergarten At Home

 

Kindergarten is optional. I know; that is a very controversial statement. In an academic world that strives to teach reading in pre-school, Waldorf education allows children the room to develop unhindered by societal constructs. Below, Melisa shares the cornerstones of Waldorf Kindergarten at home: rhythm and inner work. She shares anecdotes and tips for parents who may be new to homeschooling, Waldorf Education, or both. Ultimately, the best advice for a Waldorf-inspired kindergarten is to have a good time and don't overthink things.

*She also provides a look into the Waldorf Essentials Kindergarten curriculum for families that would like more guidance/structure. (scroll down for more information)

 

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In this video we cover:

  • In Waldorf education, Kindergarten is optional
  • Waldorf Kindergarten does not follow a heavy curriculum
  • Kindergarten is all about rhythm
  • During these early years parents should be focused on inner work and rhythm
  • Early...
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