Why Waldorf?

Another marvelous overview of Waldorf education, this time from the Marin Waldorf School in San Rafael, California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZmAX5adCl0&feature=kp&app=desktop

What Learning Cursive Does for Your Brain

Waldorf schools still dedicate time focusing on penmanship in the classroom. Our current grade four teacher says this is “not because I think my students will be writing cursive letters to their business associates as adults, but because teaching it …

Why I Give

Each year, the school prints letters from parents offering their thoughts on the ways they value the school and why they participate in our Annual Giving Campaign. This offering was given by a current parent—and college professor—in our January 16, …

Kids Don’t Play Anymore

Here is an article published by The Globe and Mail out of Canada. It articulates the benefits of play and cites a group of experts in Britain trying to roll back formal education until seven years of age! Read why: …

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