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Sunbridge Institute

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285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
845-425-0055

January 2021

Teachers Conference – Calling It Like It Is: Uncovering and Dismantling Racism in the Waldorf Movement

Friday, January 29, 2021 - Saturday, January 30, 2021
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

Our November 2020 Teachers Conference on this important topic sold out, and we have just reached maximum enrollment for this second date, as well. Please do sign up for our waitlist, however, as there is a chance we will be tapping those names for open spots. The protests that followed the killings of members of our Black communities last spring served to wake many people up to the realities of racism in America---realities to which the Waldorf movement is not…

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February 2021

Dialogue: The Four Phases of Group Decision-Making and the Practice of Deep Listening

Friday, February 12, 2021 - Saturday, February 13, 2021
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

The second of three virtual workshops in a series on Mindsets, Concepts, and Core Skills of Effective Collaborative Leadership for Waldorf administrators, Board members, faculty, and staff, plus those with decision-making responsibilities in other organizational and business settings. Each workshop may be taken separately.   Providing the ability to look critically at oneself and at one's organization, dialogue is a mindset that lies at the very heart of the collaborative leadership process. As the method by which we create real…

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A Focus on Middle School Science: A Phenomenological Approach to Teaching Science in Grades 6-8

Friday, February 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - Sunday, February 21, 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

Professional development  for middle school class and science teachers This phenomenologically-based exploration into Waldorf middle school science will help Waldorf teachers approach science teaching with greater confidence. Through lecture, discussion, and demonstrations we will explore the practice of teaching science in a living way. Some of the key topics for this weekend workshop, held virtually over Zoom, include: Overview of the main science topics in middle school science, grades 6-8 Performing and observing a few key experiences from the many…

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March 2021

Exploring the World of Birth to Three and Why It’s So Important: Developmental Insights and Practices for Working With Infants and Toddlers

Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States
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For educators and educators-in-training, administrators, parents, caregivers of infants and toddlers, and anyone interested in including this work in their practice or their school Birth to three is a critical period of child development. During this time, children experience extraordinary change and growth as they learn to navigate relationships with parents, family, and the world beyond. Adults have a special responsibility to properly and consciously support young children during this period, with a careful and kind approach that understands and…

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Balance Between Power and Trust: Creating Healthy Relationships Able to Withstand Tough Times

Friday, March 19, 2021 - Saturday, March 20, 2021
Sunbridge Institute, 285 Hungry Hollow Road
Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977 United States

The third of three virtual workshops in a series on Mindsets, Concepts, and Core Skills of Effective Collaborative Leadership for Waldorf administrators, Board members, faculty, and staff, plus those with decision-making responsibilities in other organizational and business settings. Each workshop may be taken separately.   The (im)balance between power and trust is one of the most often observed phenomena in Waldorf schools and other organizations. While trust is highly rated, power is often looked at as highly suspicious. In introducing…

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