High School

Study Is Hard Work

Acquiring and Keeping Study Skills through a Lifetime

William A. Armstrong

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$12.95

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This is one book I truly wish I had had when I was in high school and college. Although I managed to develop a method of study that proved effective, if I had been able to read this book first, I would have faced the task of studying with a confidence and surefootedness that I entirely lacked. Years of uncertainty and anxiety might have been transformed had I known then what Armstrong lays out so completely and clearly.

Study Is Hard Work was published too late for me to use, but not too late for today's high school and college students. It is already required reading in numerous prep schools, and hailed by college educators as fostering the best kind of academic success -- that founded on a love of learning and an ability to work hard and thoroughly.

I can't recommend this book highly enough. It is a truly great tool.

Colloquium on World History

Symptomatology and Shifts in the Evolution of Consciousness

AWSNA High School Research Project

Spiralbound

$24.00

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With the goal of exploring a symptomatological approach to teaching World History in Waldorf high schools, eight members of the Waldorf High School Research project gathered to present papers and discuss viewpoints, approaches and ideas. The results of this meeting held in March of 2000 are presented in this books and offer much food for thought and inspiration for teaching.

Contents:

  • Waldorf High School Research Project - Descriptin and Mission Statement
  • Introduction to Teaching History in a Waldorf High School
  • Introduction to the Colloquium on World History
  • The Symptomatological Approach in the Teaching of History
  • Four Goals of the Colloquium
  • The Role of Humanities in Waldorf High Schools: Thoughts from Colloquium Members
  • Teaching Ancient History in the Tenth Grade: Exploring Egypt through Symptoms: A Vignette - Eric Philpott
  • thoughts by the Participants Following the Presentation on Ancient History
  • Jan Hus: A Vignette - Eric Philpott
  • What is Modern? - Karl Fredrickson
  • The Printing Press as Symptom of Change of Relationship between the Individual and Outer Authority: A Vignette - Betty Staley
  • A Conversation about the Consciousness Soul and the History of Reading
  • A Conversation on the Teacher's Role Concerning Contemporary Issues
  • The Middle Ages and the Advent of the New Mysteries: Medieval English - John Wulsin
  • Thoughts about Symptoms and Examples: Karl Fredrickson
  • Thoughts and Symptoms: Anne Greer
  • Symptoms: David Sloan, John Wulsin, Betty Staley, Douglas Gerwin
  • Appendices:
    • History by Eugen Kolisko
    • What Is History About? by A. C. Harwood
    • History Bibliography

Splinters of the Sun

Teaching Russian Literature to High School Students

Betty Staley

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$18.00

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Betty Staley passionately loves Russian literature and deeply believes that it holds many "splinters of the sun" - many loving pieces of light that illuminate the souls of readers as they speak of a world that is and vastly different in history and outlook from that of the Anglo-European worlds. It is this combination of beauty and cultural landscape that makes the great works of Russian literature so very appropriate for high school students.

Anyone wishing to teach this literature will be helped enormously by Splinters of the Sun. In it, Staley picks key authors and works and explores them through the windows of history, culture, biography and literary content and style. It is in many ways like walking through a park where the trees are stories planted by authors of genius. I believe that lovers of literature have good reason to rejoice at the coming of this book.

Life Lessons

Reaching Teenagers through Literature

David Sloan

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$16.00

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It is a beautiful thing the way literature can fire the hearts of teenagers (and the rest of us): the stories transport us into the experiences of others, the way the author conveys them allows us to step into the vision of someone else and understand it; and, especially, the excitement a teacher shares for a book is a lesson that lasts a lifetime and nourishes the student every day. It is all this that David Sloan conveys about teaching literature to teens. Open Life Lessons and discover the magic for your self. And, then share some of it with a teenager!

Parsifal and the Search for the Grail

Charles Kovacs

Softbound

Teacher resource for Waldorf High School Grade 11 World Literature

$15.95

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The Parsifal story stands between the past age that looked for secrets of the spirit, and the coming age that was going to search for search for the secrets of matter. Charles Kovacs covers both the background history and the legendary story of Parsifal, keeping his focus on one of the central problems of our time -- learning to ask the right questions.

Anyone teaching this story, or wishing to broaden their own understanding of it, will find in Kovacs' presentation clarity, depth and an infectious interest in the subject.

Sing Me the Creation

Paul Matthews

A Sourcebook for poets and teachers, and for all who wish to develop the life of the imagination

$22.00

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This is an exciting, new approach to awakening spontaneous, wholesome creativity - whether in our selves or within the children we teach. I have a feeling that as more teachers experiment with bringing these exercises into their classrooms, Sing Me the Creation will become one of the most treasured teacher resources ever. Beautiful!

In over 300 silly and serious exercises, Paul Matthews gives us permission to indulge our fantasy, and then, when that life is flowing, provides the tools to craft it into poetry and story.

Though these exercises are intended for group work with adults, teachers of children will find here many new ideas for the classroom, and individuals working alone will have no difficulty adapting them to their needs.

Words in Place

Reconnecting with nature through creative writing

Paul Matthews

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$30.00

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Words in Place is a nine-week writing course that follows a path through the realms of nature, from mineral to plants, animal, and people. By exploring the qualities of each, Words in Place encourages the writer to find a unique, authentic voice and to forge a new relationship the inner and outer worlds.

Paul Matthews offers a rich variety of creative techniques and exercises, including "haiku hikes," word and story games, written conversation, collaborative writing, and "tiny tales."

The reader will enjoy this powerful and unusual book both for its help in connecting with nature and for its insights into imagination and the poets and writers who created the literary geography of East Sussex, the author’s home.

Contents:

  • WEEK ONE: Opening Our Senses to Each Other and the World
  • WEEK TWO: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire
  • WEEK THREE: Turning a New Leaf
  • WEEK FOUR: The Flowering Garden and Our Responses to It
  • WEEK FIVE: The Animal in Nature
  • WEEK SIX: Giving Voice to the Animals
  • WEEK SEVEN: Being Human
  • WEEK EIGHT: The Story We Belong to
  • WEEK NINE: Walking Back the Way We Came

Coaching Team Sports in a Waldorf School

Dean Stark

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$10.00

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We just discovered 3 copies of this long out-of-print book at the bottom of a box storing other things.  We are excited to be able to get even this many copies into the hands of people who can use Dean Stark's valuable insights.  First come, first serve.

At the time this book was written, Dean Stark had been coaching Basketball and Baseball at the Sacramento Waldorf School for 12 years.  In this book, Dean shares his insights and experiences of creating a harmonious working within the team sports program of a Waldorf school.

Making Math Meaningful - A 9th Grade Workbook

A full year of Algebra

Andrew Starzynski and Jamie York

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$16.00

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In middle school, the students are introduced to some basic algebra concepts.  Now, in ninth grade, they are ready for a full year of algebra studies.  This important year of math forms the foundation for all future mathematics study -- after all, algebra is the "language of mathematics."  There is a good deal of challenging work and learning to be done!

The units covered in this workbook are:

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra Basics
  • Exponents and Polynomials
  • Factoring
  • Word Problems
  • Midyear Review
  • Fractions and Square Roots
  • The Quadratic Formula
  • Logarithms
  • Possibility and Probability

Making Math Meaningful - Answer Key to Our 9th Grade Workbook

Andrew Starzynski and Jamie York

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$10.00

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For the teacher: Answers to all problems in the Making Math Meaningful 9th Grade Workbook.

Making Math Meaningful - A 10th Grade Workbook

Geometry and some Algebra II

Andrew Starzynski and Jamie York

Softbound

$18.00

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After a full year of algebra studies, the student enters tenth grade ready to take a big step forward: learning how to write deductive proofs.  There is a great variety of topics to be explored in this workbook.  While it is possible to cover most of these topics in the tenth grade year, a class may instead spend most of the year on the geometry topics, and then perhaps return in eleventh grade to a couple of the topics found in the second half of this workbook.  Either way, this workbook promises to increase the students' sense of wonder at the power and beauty of mathematics.

The units covered in this workbook are:

  • Geometry Basics
  • Circle Geometry
  • Triangle Geometry
  • Proofs!!
  • Mensuration
  • Algebra Review
  • Logarithms, Part II
  • Exponential Growth
  • Sequences & Series
  • Math & Music

Making Math Meaningful - Answer Key to our 10th Grade Workbook

Andrew Starzynski and Jamie York

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$10.00

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For the teacher: Answers to all problems in the Making Math Meaningful 10th Grade Workbook.

Making Math Meaningful - An 11th and 12th Grade Workbook

Algebra II, Precalculus, and some Calculus

Andrew Starzynski and Jamie York

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$19.00

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By waiting until this point to begin Cartesian geometry, the eleventh grader is ready to fully absorb this important topic, and this workbook does it in depth with four separate units.  Through a year and a half of study, this workbook weaves together Cartesian geometry, trigonometry, complex numbers, and other key topics found in traditional algebra II and precalculus courses, and ends with two great units of calculus.  Any student completing this book is poised to study anything in college!

The units covered in this workbook are:

  • Cartesian Geometry, Part I
  • Trigonometry, Part II
  • Complex Numbers, Part I
  • Cartesian Geometry, Part II
  • Possibility & Probability, Part II
  • Trigonometry, Part III
  • Cartesian Geometry, Part III
  • Logarithms, Part III
  • Complex Numbers, Part II
  • Trigonometry, Part IV
  • Cartesian Geometry, Part IV
  • Calculus, Part I
  • Calculus, Part II
  • Problem Solving Exercises

Making Math Meaningful - Answer Key to Our 11th and 12th Grade Workbook

Andrew Starzynski and Jamie York

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$12.00

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For the teacher: Answers to all problems in the Making Math Meaningful 11th & 12th Grade Workbook.

Kinesthetic Learning for Adolescents

learning through movement and eurythmy

Leonore Russell

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$16.00

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Each elementary school child has opportunities on a daily basis to learn by using his hands, by moving, singing and through other activities. Learning with movement activities brings joy and success. Is this learning modality given the attention it warrants at the secondary level? Do high school students need to just grapple with information or do they need to be engaged and active in their learning? This book addresses these questions and presents many examples, most notably through eurythmy.

 

The Teenage Edge

Ted Warren

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$16.00

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Teenagers want nothing so much a to find out who they are. As we adults know this search is often lonely and perilous, and the adolescent response is often filled with a loud sort of turmoil. Ted Warren explores the spiritual significance of this journey with many compelling examples. At the rear of the book he provides a workbook for teachers and parents to assist them in positive involvement. Warren's healthy insights and positive advice are valuable for parents, therapists, doctors, and teachers. The Teenage Edge may be just the ticket for any adult finding themselves at something of a loss with the teens in their life.

Creating a Culture of Awareness

Developing Communication Skills for Waldorf High School Students

Betty Staley

Folder Bound

$14.00

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The author explores the need for teachers to assist high school students in developing an understanding of their fellow students and suggests methods by which this can be brought about in each of the high school grades.