An Evening with Dr. Torin M. Finser
Dr. Torin M. Finster
Dr. Torin Finser, Antioch University professor, author and national expert in Waldorf education, will travel to Circle of Seasons Charter School on September 13 at 7:00 p.m. for a book tour and discussion of his latest book, A Second Classroom: Parent-Teacher Relationships in a Waldorf School. Finser offers a fresh and comprehensive look at the parent-teacher relationship in all its dimensions, from parent evenings and conferences to communication, conflict and the life-cycle of parent involvement in a school. This talk will stimulate conversation, self-reflection and relational practices that can awaken community life in our schools.
Finser is Chair of the Education Department of Antioch University New England and founding member of the Center for Anthroposophy in Wilton, NH. In his latest book, Finser asks: What does a healthy, successful school look like? Is it all about measurable outcomes, test scores, and pass/fail grades set by the government? Can learning be quantified in short-term measurements or does real learning take years to manifest in a career or biography?