Why Chalkboard Art?

Waldorf classrooms are characterized by their calm, soothing atmosphere: wooden desks, natural materials everywhere, and at  the focal point of the room, a beautiful chalk drawing depicting the main lesson of that day.

 Such drawings  awaken the interest of the students, encourage them to enter their lessons imaginatively, and settle deeply into each child.

 By making everything into a picture  -  the material is not defined in concepts but portrayed in vivid descriptions.   The teacher must fill the pictures he/she presents to the souls of the children with inner conviction and warmth.

The lessons stream from heart to heart rather than head to head, thus, they are more meaningful and tend to stay with the children throughout their life.  (Rawson And Masters 2000)

Check out the video below by Brian Wolfe, Waldorf teacher at Davis Waldorf School.

 

 

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