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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...

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...

Waldorf Second Grade: Learning Place Value Through Apple Picking

Place Value in Second Grade In the autumn of second grade, we visited an apple orchard to introduce the base ten number system and place value. After we picked the apples, I asked students to count all of the apples that we had collected. At first, they began counting...

Waldorf Students: Responsible Caretakers of Moraine Farm

An Update from Science in Nature Our school garden is one of our most useful tools in educating our students about sustainable agricultural practices and becoming responsible caretakers of the land. It gives our children the opportunity to make a connection with...