華德福教師致力於在每個兒童心中, 創造對於學習真誠的愛. 藉由自由地運用藝術, 手工, 音樂與語言 , 並將其融合於學術教學中, 「學習」變成一個活生生的創作過程.
協助我們的年輕人在童年時學習認識與關愛世界, 在青少年時開始發展良善的判斷, 在成人時自由地為人生的旅程負起責任; 這些是老師與家長們面前的任務.
原文出處 The Waldorf School of Philadelphia »
To receive the child in gratitude from the world they come from;
To educate the child with love;
And to lead the child into the true freedom which belongs to man.
Rudolf Steiner defined these three golden rules for Waldorf teachers. The reverence and respect felt by Waldorf teachers for the special qualities of each stage of childhood shapes the school environment, the way the children are spoken to, the materials used, the activities undertaken and the approach to learning at each developmental stage. Waldorf teachers are dedicated to creating genuine love of learning within each child. By freely using art, craft, music and language in conjunction with the teaching of academics, learning becomes a living, creative process. The academic subjects are enriched and enlivened in a way that meets the developmental stages of the children, offering both sensory and intellectual nourishment. Waldorf teachers believe that children should not be rushed into adult consciousness but allowed to savor their childhood.
To assist our young to learn to know and love the world in childhood, to begin to develop good judgement in adolescence, to freely take responsibility for life’s journey in adulthood; these are the tasks ahead for teachers and parents.