School as a Journey The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class


School as a Journey The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class

15.00 18.95

This is a lively, colorful, and absorbing account of a class teacher's journey with his class, from first grade through the eighth grade in a Waldorf school. 

Straightforward and humorous, School as a Journey provides an excellent introduction to the daily activities of a Waldorf school classroom. Torin Finser—who is now Director of Waldorf Teacher Training at Antioch New England Graduate School—wrote this book especially for parents, prospective parents, and educators who are new to Waldorf education. 

Add To Cart

Filled with pedagogical gems, tips, and resources, School as a Journey will prove an invaluable resource for those who are currently or wish to become Waldorf class teachers. For those who wish to delve more deeply into this revolutionary form of education, the author has included extensive documentation, with references to the works of Rudolf Steiner and of others experienced in Waldorf education. 

Highly recommended for anyone interested in this revolutionary form of education.

“Torin Finser's School as a Journey is an inspiring account of one teacher's odyssey. Along the way, he reveals the secrets of good education in any setting: effective partnership with parents, a strong sense of collegiality among the staff, and—above all—the presence of dedicated teachers who are motivated by a sincere love and respect for their students.” —Ernest Boyer, President, Carnegie Foundation

Torin M. Finser

Torin M. Finser, PhD, has served Waldorf education for more than forty years, first as a class teacher, then as Director of Waldorf Teacher Education at Antioch University New England, and later as chair of the education department. A former General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America, he also helped found the Center for Anthroposophy in New Hampshire. His research and writings have reached people all over the world, with several books now translated into multiple languages. Torin has served as a consultant, workshop leader, and keynote speaker at numerous conferences. He is married to Karine, has six children, and is now also a very happy grandfather!

Torin M. Finser 

256 pp.   


Published:  October 1995