The Chalkboard - Waldorf School at Moraine Farm Blog

POEM: What Is A Waldorf School?

By Ellyn Hilliard, 7th grade teacher at Desert Star Community School “What is a Waldorf School?”, you say, While on your way to Opening Day. You know there’s something strange and new But you don’t know just what they do. You toured campus late last week, Each colored...

Early Literacy Learning in Waldorf Education

How Reading, Writing, Literature, and Language are Taught in a Waldorf Education By Dianne McGaunn and Kat Marsh The Waldorf approach to literacy is unique in two very important ways. First, Waldorf education builds a foundation for literacy learning through attention...

Embracing the Goodness in the World For Our Young Children

Now more than ever, as adults, as parents, as educators, we need to embrace the goodness in the world and celebrate the amazing people on this planet! Why? Because our children need it. A child’s connection to a parent is so powerful, it is as though the two are one....

Inside the Classroom: Social-Emotional Learning in 4th Grade

Receive the children in reverence; educate them in love; let them go forth in freedom. – Rudolf Steiner Being in school is a hugely social experience as children interact throughout the day with their same-grade classmates, teachers, teammates, coaches, recess...

Importance of Warmth in Young Children

Kindergarten February Update By Cristan Vineis, Kindergarten Teacher Over the course of the last few weeks our Kindergarten children have been experiencing warmth in all kinds of ways. Being a Waldorf school that values the importance of outdoor learning, we need to...

“Enjoy screens. Not too much. Mostly together.”

By Dirk Tiede, Cyber Civics Teacher In early September I attended the “Humanity + Tech”  conference at the MIT Media Lab. It featured Joi Ito, the director of the Media Lab, Glen Murphy, the head of user experience at Google, and even Bo Burnham, the director of the...