Preparing for Life

The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. This film picks up where that story left off. “Preparing for Life” takes viewers inside the Waldorf …

Simplicity Parenting and Waldorf Education: Kim John Payne

Here is an interview with Kim John Payne, the author of the national phenomenon, Simplicity Parenting. As always, his compassion for the challenges of parenting today comes through in his practical, accessible insight. http://www.waldorftoday.com/2010/11/kim-payne/

Taking a Leap of Faith—The Choice to Go Waldorf

One blogging mom's experience in coming to Waldorf. She talks about some of the major draws for many of our parents, from time spent in nature to the arts-integrated curriculum, the de-emphasis of screen time and the community she found …

Enrollment Up in No-Tech, No-Test School

This is a wonderful segment on Waldorf education by Dr. Sanjay Gupta. Although, we should mention that we disagree with the guest psychologist about the use of technology in the elementary classroom. The full benefits of learning by doing are …

Waldorf Teachers Gallery

Here is a link to teachers work that has been gathered by our national membership organization, AWSNA. We have many incredibly talented teachers here in Eugene, too—one of which can be seen here as the lead photo. In the last …

Bright children should start at six, say academics

Research in Britain illuminates powerful reasons to delay formal academics until 6 years old just as we do in the Waldorf School movement. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/9266592/Bright-children-should-start-school-at-six-says-academic.html

Daily Rhythm and its Lifelong Relevance

Helle Heckmann is a Waldorf kindergarten teacher in Denmark and a renowned author and lecturer on Waldorf early education. This article is a compassionate introduction to how Waldorf methods can help support the parents, too. http://www.waldorftoday.com/2011/11/daily-rhythm-at-home-and-its-lifelong-relevance-by-helle-heckmann/

In Praise of Slowness: Carl Honore

One-Minute Bedtime Stories, Speed Yoga, Burn-Out, and Other Adventures from the Frontier of Modern Life in the Fast Lane… Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world’s emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there’s a backlash …

One Parent’s Journey to Waldorf Education

I remember so clearly when well meaning friends and family began asking the questions about what school my husband and I had selected for our daughter. She was a mere three years old and I was pregnant with my son. …