Monday, June 3, 2013

Temperaments in Waldorf Education

Though we are (wisely) warned not to weigh too heavily on the four temperaments in relating to our children, one can't help but be fascinated and somewhat enlightened into a new perspective.

Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf Education, talked of four temperaments that are universal among humankind, great and small. Choleric, Melancholic, Sanguine, and Phlegmatic, none the better, all serving one another in our mutual evolution. Waldorf teachers and parents are given information about these temperaments as they can be an incredible tool in serving a group of children, organizing and teaching. 

The information about temperaments may help better serve our families and classrooms as we learn how to best direct everyone's energy and contributions.

Great news for those in the Los Angeles area! 

Lisa Profumo, currently at Westside Waldorf School, will be leading a talk on the temperaments on July 2nd, 2013 from 7:30-9PM at the Besant Lodge in Hollywood. For more information and tickets, please visit:

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