Every morning, grade teachers at Aurora Waldorf School greet each student with a handshake. By shaking the studentís hand, meeting his or her gaze and exchanging salutations, the teacher truly sees the child in that moment. It is wonderful to make that personal connection with each student every single morning, for so much can be learned during this brief connection. Are her hands warm or cold? Are his eyes bright or sleepy or shy? Does she have something to share that cannot wait?
Many teachers, in our contemporary educational system, do not take advantage of this small privilege, to be very conscious of who exactly is standing before them each day and what he or she might be bringing to the learning experience that day. This level of connection is something that students rarely receive in or out of school in this busy, demanding and distracted society in which we live. This pause and handshake can be a precious gift to both teacher and student, and it represents what we do every day at AWS: we see the children in front of us with new eyes, and then bring to them exactly what they need.
We invite you to visit Aurora Waldorf School to experience what a Waldorf education can bring to your child.
We look forward to shaking your hand!
Aurora Waldorf School Faculty