Sep 21
2016

Reading in Waldorf Schools

In a suite of recent studies, Waldorf 8th grade graduates meet or exceed their public school peers on test scores measuring science, math and reading abilities. But when parents see no formal phonics reading instruction in a Waldorf Kindergarten, no worksheets in grade one and two, and no early reader books in classrooms, they still worry. Many parents know that there is an active debate going on in education about how best to teach children to read. Some call it the whole language vs. phonics debate. Others refer to it as a focus on either decoding or comprehension. Here’s what you need to know.

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Apr 29
2016

Character Education in Waldorf Schools

Andy Warhol famously said that, “In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.” And in the age of Youtube, Vine, Periscope and other all-access broadcast channels, it seems he may be correct. This quote turned concept has embedded itself in the modern American psyche to the point where many of us, and our children, strive to cultivate our personalities, and our successes, more so than our characters. This was not always the case.

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Mar 1
2016

Waldorf Education: Creating Leaders for the 21st Century

With our world changing exponentially before us, we must ask: What do children need to learn today in order to succeed in the future? Most experts agree that we need future leaders who can learn within, and adapt to, ever-changing environments. it is no longer about what to learn; it’s about learning how to learn. Waldorf Education fosters skills for the 21st century – critical and creative thinking, positive motivation and the curious engagement needed to ensure determination.

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