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A Waldorf Guide For The Holidays

The holidays are upon us. During this glorious time of year, how do we show our children that the holidays are not just about getting but about giving as well? Here are our top tips and recommendations for getting through this holiday season with a sense of peace,...

Reframing Failure in The Classroom

“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” – Ken Robinson We want our children to succeed in life – finding financial stability, deep life experiences and the actualization of their dreams. While exceptions exist, school...

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...

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