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Torin M. Finser

About

Torin M. Finser received his PhD in educational leadership from Union Graduate School, his MA in education from Adelphi University, and his BA from Bowdoin College. He taught at the Great Barrington Rudolf Steiner School, where he also served as faculty chairman. He has done extensive consulting with schools in organizational dynamics and leadership development and has been a keynote speaker at conferences around the world.

Dr. Finser is the author of numerous books, beginning with School as a Journey (1995), which has been translated into Mandarin, Farsi, Thai, Arabic, Korean, and Spanish. Torin has served as General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America and Chair of the Education Department at Antioch University New England, and is currently Director of Waldorf Programs.

A founder of the Center for Anthroposophy, he has recently pioneered their new Building Bridges Program for practicing teachers in independent and charter schools and Explorations for Waldorf parents. Educational History PhD, Union Graduate School, 1994 Educational Leadership with emphasis on Teacher Stress/Renewal MA, Adelphi University, 1978 Education BA, Bowdoin College, 1977 Double major in history and German Literature. Graduated in three years, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa. Waldorf, 1960–1974 Student at three Waldorf Schools: Rudolf Steiner School in NYC Green Meadow Waldorf School, NY, Freie Waldorf Schule in Krefeld, Germany.

Torin is married to Karine, has six children, and is also now a very happy grandfather!

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Author's Books

The False Door between Life and Death

Supporting Grieving Students, Teachers, and Parents

Paperback
$20.00
Paperback
$10.00

Education for Nonviolence

The Waldorf Way

Paperback
$16.00

Leadership Development

Change from the Inside Out

Paperback
$27.50

Guided Self-study

Rudolf Steiner’s Path of Spiritual Development: A Spiritual-Scientific Workbook

Paperback
$25.00

A Second Classroom

Parent-Teacher Relationships in a Waldorf School

Paperback
$25.00

Renovación escolar

Un viaje espiritual hacia el cambio

Paperback
$20.00

Initiative

A Rosicrucian Path of Leadership

Paperback
$12.00

Organizational Integrity

How to Apply the Wisdom of the Body to Develop Healthy Organizations

Paperback
$25.00
Hardback
$30.00

Silence Is Complicity

A Call to Let Teachers Improve Our Schools through Action Research
—Not NCLB*

Paperback
$15.00
Paperback
$19.95

School Renewal

A Spiritual Journey for Change

Paperback
$19.95

School as a Journey

The Eight-Year Odyssey of a Waldorf Teacher and His Class

Paperback
$18.95
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Torin M. Finser
Revised by Helen Fox
Paperback
$15.95
Rudolf Steiner
Introduction by Torin M. Finser
Revised by Jesse Darrell
Paperback
$16.95