Monthly Archives: October 2012

Natural Dye Workshop

Our fabulous handwork teacher, Heather Collis Puro, led a fascinating workshop on natural dyes on a recent Saturday morning.  Lindsay Miles, one of our equally fabulous kindergarten teachers and also a very experienced dyer, co-led the workshop. About 20 people … Continue reading

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Prescription for Play

A great little film on  the importance of free play in children’s lives. Dr. Ken Ginsburg, pediatrician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and author of Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings, and Dr. Marilyn Benoit, … Continue reading

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Creativity on the Decline in American Schoolchildren

Waldorf Education encourages the type of critical thinking too-often being neglected  in other schools today.  This article tells how education – and creative thinking – have changed in the last few decades.   From the author: “Creativity is nurtured by … Continue reading

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Why Does Arts Integration Work?

Arts integration has been shown in brain-based research to improve comprehension and  long-term retention; something Waldorf students and alums can attest to! – Kelly Hiselman A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration … Continue reading

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Scientific Inquiry Among the Preschool Set

By SINDYA N. BHANOO When engaged in what looks like child’s play, preschoolers are actually behaving like scientists, according to a new report in the journal Science: forming hypotheses, running experiments, calculating probabilities and deciphering causal relationships about the world. … Continue reading

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