An Evening with Torin Finser – May 20, 2014

What is a Waldorf parent?  What is a Waldorf Community?  How do we build a Waldorf Community?  What are the challenges commonly faced in a Waldorf Community?  How have people overcome them?  These questions and more will be answered on Tuesday, May 20th when Torin Finser offers an evening lecture sponsored by the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh’s Parent Association. The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the Waldorf School of Pittsburgh starting at 7 pm.

We look forward to sharing this enriching evening with you. Please look forward to future announcements for more information about this exciting event! The following review offers a short preview of The Second Classroom:

“The door of the classroom is the portal through which both child, parents and teachers pass. It marks the threshold of moving from the old to the new, from what we are to what we can become. The doorway of a classroom can be seen as simple lumber, nails or mortar, an “it.” Or it can be crossed with devotion and reverence for a threshold experience, a moment of “I – Thou.” It contains both the ordinary and the loftiest portion of human experience.”  The Second Classroom challenges the reader to become more conscious in the encounter with the other, to struggle to see who is really standing there waiting to be met. By offering examples of different points of view, the obstacles that can be in the way, and tools for working with them, the author invites us to improve the quality of the third space, the meeting place in the middle between two human beings. In doing so, parents, teachers, and others can better serve one another and the children who are in their care.

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