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Teaching Empathy: Essential for Students’ Future Success

“Part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, it were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’” – Neil deGrasse Tyson Empathy is the key to encouraging prosocial behavior, limiting aggression, and...

One Parent’s Journey from Homeschooling to Waldorf

By Caroline Horner When I walked across the stage to receive my diploma at Hamilton College graduation, I looked at the sea of people gathered and thought, “Now what the #%#& am I supposed to do?!” I’d been taught information, facts and statistics. I hadn’t been...

Cyber Civics: Digital Literacy for Middle Schoolers

By Dirk Tiede, Cyber Civics Teacher What is Cyber Civics and how does it fit into a curriculum at a school not usually known for using computers? The answer is simple. Anyone who has paid attention can see how our world has changed since the introduction of the...

The Importance of Learning a Second Language

by Beverly Amico, Executive Director, Advancement, Association of Waldorf Schools of North America Not only does learning a foreign language improve the functionality of the brain, the Waldorf curriculum helps students appreciate different cultures through...

Why Waldorf Works: From a Neuroscientific Perspective

Why Waldorf Works: From a Neuroscientific Perspective By Dr. Regalena “Reggie” Melrose Why Waldorf works has more to do with how the brain develops and functions optimally than Rudolf Steiner ever could have known. Sure the educator and founder of Waldorf Education...

Waldorf Schools, Girls & Science

Waldorf schools are well-established in Europe. As a result, Waldorf schools have been much studied there. This includes a major, recent study performed by a team of scientists from Austria’s Institute for Educational Research, Innovation and Development, which used...

Wait Until 8th

Dear Friends, There is a growing awareness in our society that media, in all its forms, produces harmful effects in children, perhaps the greatest loss being the dimming effect it has on the imagination and the ability to think creatively. While we, as adults, have...

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