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Why We Chose Waldorf- The DiSalvatores

We chose to begin our son Milo's education at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm because of the way Waldorf cultivates in its students an appreciation for the beauty of the natural world, on the one hand, and the social and emotional competencies so often overlooked in...

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...

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