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GATEWAYS CONFERENCE 2014 Friday April 11 and Saturday April 12
This also means that there will NOT be tickets for sale at the door for the Friday Evening Keynote Talk by Jack Petrash.

Thank you so much for your extraordinary support for Gateways this year!

The Pixie Hut (our school store for Toys, Books, and More) will be set up and open in The Atrium during Gateways. Please note that on Friday night and on Saturday we will have copies of Jack Petrash's three books for sale. And here is what you can look forward to on Saturday's Menu!

Saturday's Menu from Chef Stephen

Morning Snack
Hui Honeyed Flatbread
Fresh Fruit

Lunch (Inspired by South East Asia)
Fresh Cucumber Herb Salad
Yard Long Beans & Bok Choy Som Tam
Red Curry Tamarind Chicken
Coconut Jasmine Rice
Grapefruit Mango Lime Salad
Black Pepper & Green Onion Tofu

Garnish Bowls:
Carrot Daikon Pickle
Nuoc Cham Chili Pepper Cumin Paste

Fresh Berries & Chocolate CocoaTruffles

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JACK PETRASH is an educator with over thirty years of classroom experience (currently with his 4th Class, at the Washington Waldorf School in Washington, DC) and a teacher of teachers. He is also the founder and director of the Nova Institute ( Jack has written extensively on innovative classroom instruction, has served on the editorial board of the journal Encounter, and is the author of Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out. In addition, he has traveled widely to work with parents, and his parenting pieces have appeared in the Washington Post and on National Public Radio.

Jack is also the author of Covering Home: Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball, which received the National Parenting Publication's gold award. His third book, Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline was released in August of 2004, the first publication of the Nova Institute Press. Over a ten-year period ending in 2007, Jack offered many parent education and teacher education sessions here in our Calgary Waldorf School.

We are so pleased to be welcoming back to CWS this much-admired Master Waldorf Teacher as our next Gateways Keynote Speaker!

"Jack Petrash is the ideal trail guide for parents who want to make the most of their life travels with their children, from the shoreline of early childhood through the rocky peaks and inevitable valleys of adolescence. His wise, readable book is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field of hyper-parenting manuals."

"What an insightful and practical guide to the journey of parenting! Every parent can benefit from this artful blending of wisdom and experience, no matter what ages their children are."

– Katrina Kenison and Rahima Baldwin Dancy on Navigating the Terrain of Childhood:
   A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline

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"Petrash has managed to combine his three passions of being a father, teacher and baseball fan into one full life and one interesting book."

"His love for the game and the art of fatherhood is evident in his prose, which sparkles with compassion, insight and a touch of wit."

– Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond Parents Monthly on Covering Home: Lessons
   on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball

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"Jack Petrash's eloquent, wise, and deeply moving book gives me a new found appreciation for Waldorf education. Whether you are a parent, an educator, a policy maker, or simply a person interested in human growth and learning,. . . you will find how relevant education through the 'head, heart, and hands' can be for our children and for the future we hope to create."

"This book deserves a wide readership because it is written by a master teacher who has a deep understanding of what must transpire between students and teachers if real learning is to occur. And in a time when our schools are again being assaulted with external 'fixes' that will not work, Petrash sheds light on an inward approach to education that can help us find our way out of the dark."

– Eric Utne and Parker J. Palmer on Understanding Waldorf Education