Jack Petrash Parent Discussion: "Schools Today: Do We Have it Right?" 7:00 - 8:30 pm

February 26, 2016

Educating children for a rapidly changing world is a challenging assignment. What can we offer our students that will prepare them for a world we cant envision, and at the same time satisfy them today?
Jack Petrash has been a class teacher at the Washington Waldorf School, and has taken four classes on the extended journey from grade one to grade eight.
Jack is also the founder and director of the Nova Institute, an organization that works to build a bridge between mainstream education and Waldorf education: He is the author of Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out and his recent TEDx talk, Preparing Children for the Journey, has been seen by many parents and teachers within the Walodrf communities in North America.
In addition, Petrash has worked with parent education, and particularly with fathers. His pieces have appeared in the Washington Post and on NPR. He is the author of Covering Home: Lessons on Fathering from the Game of Baseball and Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A GUide to Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline.