Lecture with Stephen Spitalny: "The Sense As The Windows to Connection with the World"
12/10/2015, 7:30 PM
- McComb Campus: 17310 W. Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades, CA
"The Sense As The Windows to Connection With The World"
Early Childhood lecture on Thursday, 12/10 at 7:30pm
As Waldorf teachers, we work with the picture that we have much more than the five traditional senses...in fact twelve! This helpful lens of human development was provided by Rudolf Steiner, who spoke of twelve senses that human beings use to relate to the world around us as well as to other human beings. The first four of the twelve senses form a group known as the Foundational Senses, namely the sense of Touch, Life, Movement and Balance. Upon the strength or weakness of these four senses, the human being will meet the world with certainty and trust, or hesitation and fear. This lecture will offer a clear picture of each of these senses and how their healthy development transforms into new capacities as a child grows, as well as what parents can do to help support their children.
Stephen Spitalny was a kindergarten teacher at the Santa Cruz Waldorf School for 24 years. He has given workshops, lectures and purses on Waldorf Education both domestically and internationally for the past 20 years, and has been a teacher at WISC for the past 8 years. He has published two books entitled "Connecting With Young Children: Educating the Will" and "Conscious Parenting: A Guide to Living With Young Chidlren".