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Exploring the Dawn of Adolesence

A talk hosted by Parent Council

"You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything. The darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze up." -Rainer Maria Rilke The Parent Council of the Eugene Waldorf School is hosting Nettie Fabrie, Dutch educator and lecturer, for a talk on the approach of adolescence. She will explore what is changing in the twelve year old and what needs to change in the adults around them to support this change. What are they looking for twelve year olds looking for and how can we provide this for them? The talk will be held on Monday, November 10 at 7:00 pm at the Eugene Waldorf School, 1350 McLean Blvd. in the grade six classroom A sliding scale donation is asked of $5-$10. A time for questions will follow the talk. Nettie Fabrie was born and raised in the Netherlands. She holds a B.A. in History, a B.A. in Art History, an M.A. in Education and a degree in Internal Pedagogical Management. Nettie began her teaching career of four decades in public schools in the Netherlands, and soon started her training as a Waldorf teacher. As Waldorf class teacher she took two classes from first through eighth grade in Holland. She traveled the world to mentor Waldorf teachers, founded a Waldorf teacher training program in the Czech Republic and now, in addition to her work at SWS, is on the faculty of Sound Circle Center, training Waldorf teachers in Seattle. She is thrilled to see the students coming into the school each morning, eager and willing to work. In her free time Nettie enjoys working in the garden, going to the theater, concerts and art museums. The Eugene Waldorf School is an independent, nonsectarian school and one of the 140 Waldorf schools in the United States. Together they serve over 25,000 students. The 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide are part of an international, educational movement that embraces the educational insights of Rudolf Steiner, the Austrian scientist, philosopher, artist and educator. At the Eugene Waldorf School, our arts- and academics-integrated program ignites a lifelong love of learning and nurtures compassionate, critical thinkers.
Date & Time
  • November 10, 2014
  • 7:00PM - 8:30PM
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