Just as I was falling asleep last night, I decided to check my W and W email (I pride myself on responding to emails within a matter of hours, when I possibly can). There were inquiries from colleagues in Hungary and Canada, who will be joining us.
This is one of the very best parts of the work I am doing now, working with an exceptional team of people to bring these conferences to you. I am in the granny stage of life – I have four truly wonderful grandsons, all thriving in Waldorf environments, and I teach ‘freelance’ this year, which allows me to mentor and support teachers, and to put time and care into my part of fashioning the Teacher and Parent Circle Conferences – online this year. As of this moment, we have around 60 teachers registered, from around the world: from the UK, Hungary, India, Australia, possibly The Philippines, Hawaii, Canada, as well as all over the US, and there are more ‘in the wings’. I’ve been able to reach out and extend encouragement and invitations to these new friends and colleagues because of email, cell phones, the internet, and because of the painfully uncomfortable pandemic situation we find ourselves in. I’m grateful and excited to be part of sharing what we have each learned, and to be learning from each other.
A handwork metaphor: these conferences weave an exceptional weft into the long warp of Waldorf education at the 100 year mark. We have each spun a thread from our own study and experiences, and we are plying these threads together to add a vibrant stripe.
Do you agree?