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Jack petrash

Jack Petrash

Jack Petrash has been a teacher for over 40 years, much of that time at the Washington Waldorf School in Maryland where he has taken three classes of children from grade one through grade eight. In addition to teaching, he is the director of the Nova Institute, dedicated to working with parents and teachers to promote a deeper understanding of children.

Jack Petrash lives in Kensington, Maryland.

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Award for Covering Home:

National Parenting Publications Award

Reviews of Understanding Waldorf Education:

"Understanding Waldorf Education, by Jack Petrash, is a look into the creative methods employed for generations at the Waldorf School in Washington. The Waldorf approach is to adjust generic learning materials to the interests of students of different age groups, touching on what is 'internally relevant' to them. Youth workers and educators, as well as parents, will find some insight into communicating important lessons to children who might balk at the standard delivery of information."

Youth Today

"Jack Petrash's eloquent, wise and deeply moving book gives me a new-found appreciation for Waldorf education. Even though I have been a Waldorf parent for nearly twenty-five years and a Waldorf teacher for nearly two years, I found Petrash's explanation of the curriculum's three-fold approach fresh and illuminating. Whether you are a parent, an educator, a policy maker, or simply a person interested in human growth and learning, read this book. You will learn how relevant education through the 'head, heart, and hands' can be for our children and for the future we hope to create."

—Eric Utne, founder of the Utne Reader


Books by Jack Petrash

Covering Home
4 Stars
Price: $19.95
Covering Home
4 Stars
Price: $8.95