For the past two years I have been welcoming Diane into my house as a virtual mentor for 3 hours/month. She does not make it visible but I am convinced she has a magic wand that can turn teacher challenges and trepidations into adventures you eagerly want to dive into. I cannot thank her enough!
Angela BrooksClass Teacher, Whistler Waldorf School British Columbia Canada
Diane brings a wealth of experience and knowledge about both the practical aspects of working with children and the deeper elements of the unfolding human being. She offers great ideas for creating engaging lessons that provide form and structure, while at the same time, allowing each student to express his or her own personality and creativity. Diane’s insights and suggestions regarding the inner work of the teacher have been a real support to me during this uncertain time in our world.
Laureen Loree,Class Teacher, Calgary Waldorf School Alberta Canada
I have had the pleasure of working with Diane in person as well as through Skype for just over a year now. Being new to Waldorf Education the school blessed me with an amazing mentor. Diane brought such passion, enthusiasm, and support. She always had great books to recommend and constructive suggestions that really enlivened me as a teacher. Through Diane’s ongoing support and mentorship, I have blossomed into the teacher I had always wanted to be. I have grown so much professionally but so much more personally. Thank you Diane.
Clare Brooker,Samford Valley Waldorf School Australia
In the summer of 2001, Diane Walters joined a group of volunteers who travelled through Russia under the auspices of I.S.I.S. to help Russian teachers and medical doctors in Waldorf Schools. Diane guided many fascinating workshops in Arts and Crafts. People were thoroughly enthused by her artistic talents and by how she taught. I was also part of this visiting delegation and found Diane to be a delightful, joyous, positive, long-enduring travel companion and friend.
Adola McWilliam, Curative Teacher, and Lecturer. The Ita Wegman Association of British Columbia. (for Curative Education and Social Therapy)
As a child, I was thrilled with Diane’s animated and magical way of capturing her students; bringing them into another world. She was so full of life, laughter, and love of teaching that there wasn’t a dull moment in the classroom. I couldn’t believe how enticing learning could be. She cared about each one of her students and always encouraged and gave us opportunities to bring our own individual light to the surface. To this day, I’m grateful for what she gave me as a teacher and what she still continues to give me as a friend. I am continuously inspired by her enthusiasm to share what she knows and the fact that she is constantly excited to learn more.
Nicolene Mackenzie,age 37. Former student
I feel like the biggest take away was knowing that I was on track with some of the things I was doing like calling our attention to our connection to nature.
Skaronhyase’ko:wa,The Everlasting Tree School Kanyen'keha (Mohawk) immersion initiative.
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