ROBERTO TROSTLI has been active in Waldorf education since 1981 as a class teacher, high school teacher, adult educator, author, and lecturer. Early in his career, Roberto developed a love for teaching physics, and he wrote Physics is Fun! because there were so few Waldorf resources at that time. In this revised edition, Physics the Waldorf Way sums up and distills what Roberto has learned during the past decades, giving both beginning and experienced teachers the guidance they need to teach physics applying Rudolf Steiner’s principles.
Roberto received his BA from Columbia University and his MA from the University of Cambridge, England. After working as a violin-maker, Roberto taught for 10 years at the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City, which he attended as a child. Then he moved to Hadley, Massachusetts, where he worked for 18 years, first as a class teacher from grades 1–8, and then as the founder and director of the Hartsbrook High School. In 2009, Roberto moved to Richmond, Virginia, where he resumed class teaching at Richmond Waldorf School.
Roberto co-directed the part-time teacher training in Sunbridge College, New York, and he served as the Director of the Research Institute for Waldorf Education. He was a member of the Pedagogical Section Council for 10 years, and helped with the re-structuring of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Roberto’s written works include numerous articles and plays; Rhythms of Learning; Teaching Language Arts in the Waldorf School; Who Shall Teach the Teachers?; and Establishing a Circle of Collaborative Spiritual Leadership. He has lectured widely on science education and given adult courses and workshops in the United States and abroad.