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“Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.”

By Dirk Tiede, Cyber Civics Teacher In early September I attended the “Humanity + Tech”  conference at the MIT Media Lab. It featured Joi Ito, the director of the Media Lab, Glen Murphy, the head of user experience at Google, and even Bo Burnham, the director of the...

Making a Difference for the Monarchs at Moraine Farm

Science in Nature Update By Coleen Ryan, Science in Nature Coordinator During September, the students have been learning about Monarch caterpillars and their incredible transformation. Monarch butterflies are indeed beautiful to behold, and they are also important...

Science Learned in Nature Creates Meaningful Experiences

This year each grade has two classes per week devoted to Science in Nature. During these classes, we explore the rich, natural setting of Moraine Farm to enhance and supplement the existing science curriculum. Hands-on, experiential lessons cultivate scientific...

Waldorf Education: The Importance of Rhythm in Early Childhood

As Waldorf early childhood teachers, one of our fundamental tasks is to offer the children a breathing-like rhythm to our day together – breathing in, as with listening to a story or resting, and breathing out, as in running, playing and roughhousing. In and out, in...

A Window into the Eighth Grade Language Arts Curriculum

A language arts curriculum generally focuses on words—reading words, writing words, speaking words and listening to words. Words are powerful, mystical, and musical. They evoke strong feelings and can paint beautiful pictures. Rudolf Steiner says that “our task is to...

The Importance of Waldorf Education for Middle School

Most adults would describe the middle school years as awkward and confusing, but also liberating and exciting. We base this description on our own experience and on observation of middle school students over the decades. Middle school students begin to face themselves...

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