Author Archives: Susan Love
A new article in Slate Magazine talks about how teaching kids more at younger ages can backfire: http://www.slate.com/id/2288402/pagenum/all/
Have you heard about this year’s exciting Fundraiser Event? A Magical Musical Evening is on our calendar for Saturday, March 26th! Here’s a taste of what you can expect: This year we are excited to present you with this exclusive opportunity to view the private home and amazing mechanical antique collection of Jasper and Marian [...]
Parents! Don’t forget that Wednesday, February 8th and 9th we have an opportunity for enrolled families to join us and learn more about what is unique about Waldorf education and how to better explain it to others. Wednesday we begin at 8:45 am and Thursday begins at 9:00 am, just after the weekly Bountiful Bagel Breakfast!
Leo Klein, renowned Dutch artist and Waldorf educator will visit Water’s Edge the week of March 7-11. As he did when he visited last year, Mr. Klein will mentor our teachers and offer his unique and rich experience with Waldorf education, art, and Anthroposophy to our parent community. Leo Klein began painting professionally after more [...]
If you had the opportunity to join us for last Tuesday’s screening of Race to Nowhere, then you understand what all the fuss is about. The documentary is getting a lot of attention, and this article from the New York Times is no exception: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/education/09nowhere.html?_r=2&nl=afternoonupdate&emc=aua2 Don’t forget, next Wednesday, December 15th, is the follow-up discussion [...]
Title: “Race To Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” DocumentaryLocation: Countryside Unitarian Church, 1025 North Smith Street, Palatine, ILLink out: Click hereDescription: Brilliant Parenting Discussion Group & Water’s Edge School Presents: “Race To Nowhere: The Dark Side of America’s Achievement Culture” Documentary Film Synopsis: A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at [...]
This study by the well-respected Gesell Institute confirms that introducing academics at younger and younger ages does not speed up learning. The developmental phases of learning have their own rhythms, as we know! This study offers strong support for play-based, child development-based kindergarten. Read the article in the Harvard Education Letter here
Discovering Waldorf – ‘Waldorf from a Neuroscientific Perspective’ Why Waldorf works has more to do with how the brain develops and functions optimally than Rudolf Steiner ever could have known. Sure, the educator and founder of Waldorf Education theorized convincingly about how children learn best, but until MRIs and other sophisticated measures of the brain [...]
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