Life Lessons

Reaching Teenagers Through Literature

David Sloan

Out of print

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Examines literature suitable for the different years of a Waldorf high school, based on adolescents' developmental stages.

215 x 151 mm
Waldorf Publications
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Waldorf Publications
192 pages
Publication date:
01 Jan 2007


An experienced teacher explores appropriate literature for each year of the Waldorf high school.

He examines the unique developmental stages of each year, and gives rich examples of suitable literature.

David Sloan's love for literature, and desire to inspire his adolescent students, shines through these pages. This is a book that will delight high school teachers.


'It is a beautiful thing the way literature can fire the hearts of teenagers (and the rest of us): the stories transport us into the experiences of others, the way the author conveys them allows us to step into the vision of someone else and understand it; and, especially, the excitement a teacher shares for a book is a lesson that lasts a lifetime and nourishes the student every day. It is all this that David Sloan conveys about teaching literature to teens. Open Life Lessons and discover the magic for your self. And, then share some of it with a teenager!'
-- Bob and Nancy's Bookstore


David Sloan is the founding teacher of the new high school at the Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport, Maine where he teaches high school English and Drama. He is an advisor to Waldorf High Schools and a lecturer on Waldorf education. He is the author of Computers and Education, Stages of Imagination: Working Dramatically With Adolescents and Life Lessons.

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