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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...

Education’s Role in Curbing Teen Anxiety

The reports are out and they’re conclusive. Teen anxiety and depression are at an all time high. There is something amiss in our children’s worlds and perhaps our adult ones as well. As psychologists look to explain the trends and help people cope, educators should...

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