Noted Journalist Ashley Merryman to deliver lecture on Creativity
Noted author and journalist Ashley Merryman will speak at the Waldorf School of Garden City as part of the School’s 2014-2015 Guest Speaker Series on Thursday, March 12th, at 6:00 pm, in Bonner Hall. Merryman’s lecture is entitled The Creativity Crisis. Overwhelmed by curriculum standards, American teachers warn there’s no room in the day for a creativity class. Merryman will share how out-of-the box thinkers are formed.
This event is FREE but due to space limitations, attendees should register by visiting www.waldorfgarden.org/creativitycrisis or calling (516) 742-3434 ext. 302. Prior to the lecture, attendees can also sign-up for an optional 5:00 pm tour of the school. (All registered participants are automatically entered into a raffle for some fun and uniquely Waldorf prizes, to be drawn following Ms. Merryman's lecture.)
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The school day begins with a seminar called a main lesson. During this concentrated period of the day, students take one class at a time - a new intellectual adventure each month. This provides teachers time to enter each subject in depth. Intellectual learning is always combined with artistic, rhythmical, and practical work. After a month, when one topic has been fully explored, a new main lesson is introduced.
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The profound relationship that develops as our children grow, care for, and harvest their plants, completes the full cycle as these students nourish themselves with the food they have grown. Gardening sessions can conclude with preparing, fruits and vegetables to make meals of salads, coleslaws, and pastas using a portable stove in the garden. Additionally, the daily salad bar at the Waldorf School of Garden City's cafeteria is often furnished with the produce grown in the garden.
This coupled with our 250 acre farm in New Hampshire make us the obvious choice of school for those interested in issues of sustainability.