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Waldorf Schools: Educating the Whole Child: Head, Heart and Hands

The aim of Waldorf schooling—educating the whole child: head, heart and hands—is accomplished by teachers who stimulate the mind with a full spectrum of traditional academic subjects; nurture healthy emotional development by conveying knowledge experientially as well as academically...

10 Mar 2012
Why preschool is important

Education is an investment, and it pays off in the long run. But when do we start bankrolling our child’s education? From preschool, say child development and early education experts.

10 Mar 2012
At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology Can Wait

The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.

10 Mar 2012
Waldorf Education in Public Schools

Educators adopt—and adapt—this developmental, arts-rich approach.

10 Mar 2012
My Children Can't Read

My four-year-old daughter is illiterate. She can only sight read her own name, has not memorized short board books, and can barely write five letters of the alphabet. I am more than fine with all of this. In fact, I am proud.

10 Mar 2012
Low-tech Cincinnati Waldorf School draws high marks

... when they decided to make the move anyway, it wasn’t the Tri-State’s low cost of living, cheaper housing or qualify of life that sealed the deal. It was the Cincinnati Waldorf School.

10 Mar 2012
Do kids in Waldorf schools start reading too late?

There’s an interesting discussion happening on a Waldorf education mailing list I’m on about the relatively slow speed at which children in Waldorf learn how to read. While public schools are pushing reading to earlier and earlier grades — to the point where kindergarteners are now expected to gain some rudimentary reading skills — a typical Waldorf curriculum doesn’t have the children begin learning how to read until second grade.

10 Mar 2012
Seeing The Best In Every Child: The Importance Of Neurodiversity

It is no longer meaningful to talk about disorders. Instead, we need to shift paradigms and speak, instead, of diversities – specifically of neurodiversity.

10 Mar 2012
Math and science in the kindergarten waldorf early childhood settings

Steiner-based, early childhood settings abound with rich opportunities for the development of math and science concepts. This may be surprising to some who can easily see the beauty, language, and coziness of the Waldorf kindergarten, but not necessarily the mathematical or scientific side...

10 Mar 2012