How Teacher D Promotes Peace Education with Young Learners
January 5, 2023 App Interview

Deno Japitana (Teacher D) is an educator from the Philippines that promotes peace education for learners in their early childhood. Through his own school, Teacher D's Learning Hub he creates a social change that his community needs in order to...

Kate DeRolf and Erika Watkins

Colleagues Erika Watkins (45) and Kate DeRolf (39) describe their experiences as early childhood educators and child care providers in their NorthWest Indiana community. They describe their journeys to their work, and some of the challenges they face, particularly at...

Jerletha McDonald and Valora Washington

Jerletha McDonald (40) talks with her mentor Valora Washington (66) about her experiences as a child care provider and advocate, including her work alongside and advocating for women of color in the industry.

Valuing community.

Brianna Bass, who attended the Detroit Waldorf School for early childhood through the 3rd grades, talks with her class teacher, Melanie Reiser

Zoe & Claire: Waldorf School of New Orleans Alumnae & BFFs

Best friends from the age of two - hear about their 11 year journey through Waldorf education: “I feel like Waldorf taught you things, but in a deeper way. You really learned something from multiple perspectives. You learned about it,...

Amy Lloyd Rippe talks about discovering Waldorf education and over 18 years of teaching

Meadowbrook Waldorf School's Amy Lloyd Rippe talks about discovering Waldorf education and the experience of teaching for almost two decades.

Siegfried Finser: The Early Years. When speaking of his Waldorf education "I think it was one of my most favorite times in life."

Siegfried Finser, now 87 years young, graduated from High Mowing High School in 1950. In this interview - the first of two - Siegfried shares stories of a rascally youth, a questioning teenager and the colors of Chaucer.

Laurie Clark, Early Childhood Teacher & founder of the Denver WS & Co-Author of “The Extra Lesson: Movement Journeys and Circle Adventures”

Nita Davanzo, alumna of Shining Mountain Waldorf School and Waldorf100 Director, interviews Laurie Clark, early childhood teacher and founder at the Denver Waldorf School, therapeutic support teacher and author about founding a new early childhood support program and more.

Jennie Dalgas and Jennifer Mickelson

Jennie Dalgas (38) and her colleague Jennifer Mickelson (28) discuss their experiences running and working in early childhood education programs. They discuss the circumstances, brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, that led Jennie to close her program, and Jennifer to...

Danelle [No Name Given] and Ann Hawley

One Small Step conversation partners Danelle [No Name Given] (43) and Ann Hawley (45) discuss their shared experiences as educators and the roles that faith, family, and travel play in their lives.

Bailey Naber and Rixa Evershed

Friends and coworkers Bailey Naber (22) and Rixa Evershed (50) share memories of working at Nature Nurtures Farm, a childcare program in Washington. They discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on their work and what it meant to them to...

Calgary Waldorf School’s Interview with Parent and Alumnus Lesley and Isabelle

Lesley and Isabelle shared with us what they most enjoyed (community!) and got out of Waldorf education (creativity!).

Leah Moore and Roshanna Beard

Colleagues Leah Moore (40) and Roshanna Beard (33) talk about their experiences and journeys as educators. They discuss the importance of advocating for their students and families, and remember becoming PBS Kids Early Learning Champions.

Nicole Piper and Jennifer Crouch

Nicole Piper (47) and Jennifer Crouch (43) discuss their roles as directors of child care programs, share how their industry and community has been impacted by COVID-19, and reflect on why they chose early childhood education as their careers.

Jennifer Rackliff and Priscilla Acosta

Friends and colleagues Jennifer Rackliff (38) and Priscilla Acosta (33) discuss how their lives have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and also talk about how tribal communities and the Cherokee Nation in particular have managed child care during the...

"I came to Waldorf before there was a Waldorf school in Rhode Island"

Cynthia Siegel describes the process of learning about Waldorf education and being a founder of Meadowbrook Waldorf School.

Jill Contento, 1st Grade Teacher & Lower Grades Chair

A veteran teacher discovers Waldorf education: “ My best advice for my students would be to keep your imagination open to learning new things so that you can always be an enthusiastic learner.”

Joanne Hurt and Tammy Mann

Joanne Hurt (55) and her colleague Tammy Mann (56) discuss their work as leaders in the field of equity in early childhood education, how their industry has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and what has given them hope as...

Filling a Gap. A Community Calling for an Alternative. A conversation with Lisa Jordan McCarthy, co-founder of Maple Village Waldorf School.

Lisa Jordan McCarthy talks of the group effort to open Maple Village Waldorf School in Long Beach, California, halfway between established Waldorf schools in Orange County and greater Los Angeles. Lisa touches on keeping the heart of the school through...

"I was didn't know what I was looking for…"

Tabitha Jorgenson - now parent of three Meadowbrook Waldorf School alumna, current board member, former admissions director and Latin teacher - describes her first encounter, "peaking in the windows" of Meadowbrook Waldorf School and the 20+ relationship that ensued: growing...