From Waldorf Today: Children’s play is threatened, say experts who advise that kids – from toddlers to tweens – should be relearning how to play. Roughhousing and fantasy feed development. Scientists disagree about what sort of play is most important, government is loath to regulate the type of toys and technology that increasingly shape the […]
NBC News visited the Waldorf School of the Peninsula recently, to film a segment The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology. The California Waldorf school has been getting plenty of press since the publication of an article in the New York Times last month. The press has brought out the debate over whether high […]
Susan Love has shared with us a message from Janni Nicol of the UK, who forwarded this study from the Early Years News in England: TV Time an Indicator of Future Health Problems In a world first study researchers have found that six-year-olds who spent the most time watching television had narrower arteries in the […]
As we talk about reforming our educational system, we need to make the arts an educational pillar as foundational as science and math. Here is a great article by Mickey Hart, drummer for the Grateful Dead and board member of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, that discusses why the arts are so crucial […]
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/
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 […]
Our thanks to Donna Brooks for forwarding this article along: http://www.sanfranmag.com/story/tech-gets-a-time-out As always, please feel free to share comments!
Thanks to Susan Love for sharing this find with our blog community: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/02/opinion/02engel.html?emc=eta1
Great article about a study about the ages children learn to read and whether or not late readers showed any disadvantages later on: http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/research-finds-no-advantage-learning-read-age-five/5/33888 Thanks to Donna Brooks for forwarding this along. Comments on the article are welcome!
This recent article has been passed around by a number of parents and teachers at our school. We’ve decided to share it here, so it can be easily passed along to the rest of our community as well as friends and family: http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1940395-1,00.html Please feel free to leave comments here!