Media and Waldorf Education

Media has definitely been the national topic of Waldorf education this year. Here is an excellent nine-minute film produced for the Marin Waldorf school. http://www.waldorftoday.com/2012/07/media-and-waldorf-education/

The High Price of Materialism

Here is a five minute video from WaldorfToday.com where some of the more subtle aspects of a screen-laden life are illuminated. This piece gives us hope by indicating directions we can take toward a better personal life, as well as …

The Gift of No by Helene McGlauflin

This classic article worth (re)reading. "Fundamentally, the world is not limitless. No matter what a family’s resources or philosophy, there are societal rules that cannot be ignored, unsafe acts that should be avoided, chores that must ultimately be faced, life …

School Without Computers:  Does it Compute?

Local TV station, KVAL, recently spent a day at the Eugene Waldorf School exploring our no-tech approach to educating children up to 14 years old. The film crew captured the beauty of our school. Here is the footage of that …

Managing Daylight Savings with Young Children

Alert! Daylight savings is November 6th this year. If your children are still young enough that a 20 minute delay in a meal or a bedtime can, on occasion, result in a complete meltdown, this mini-article may be for you. …

The Creative Word

This article is reprinted from the Spring 1991 Cascadence, later printed in the December/ January 1998-99 New Tidings (an EWS publication), written by LeeAnn Ernandes. She is one of the founding members of our school community and has taught here …

Brain Development and the Arts

Thanks to our friends at the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America for this report. Recently, Johns Hopkins University sponsored a one-day Roundtable on Arts and the Brain, based on a report released by the Dana Foundation that demonstrates …

The Rose Ceremony

Each school year at the Eugene Waldorf School begins and ends with a Rose Ceremony. In the fall, at our welcome assembly, it is the role of the new eighth graders to present roses to the budding first graders as …