Ecuadorean Official Dreams of Waldorf

on Fri Dec 23, 2011

"Princeton’s Waldorf School received a visit from Angel Castillo, the director of education in Ecuador, on Dec. 16... Mr. Castillo came to study Waldorf’s methods, which he hopes to implement in Ecuadorian public schools. 'Our dream is to assert Waldorf methodologies in all public education in grades K-12. I like the dedication of the teachers and the commitment of the communities.'" From the Princeton Packet.

Posted in: Waldorf Education  | 

Waldorf Education in Public Schools

on Sat Dec 17, 2011

The Harvard Education Letter for Nov/Dec 2011 reports that "the number of Waldorf-inspired public schools has risen quickly, from a dozen in 2000 to 45 in 2010, with another 30 expected to open this year..." Read an except; full article is subscription only.

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Orange County Waldorf Students Start CSA

on Tue Nov 29, 2011

Students of the Waldorf School of Orange County set up a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program to provide the school community with organic produce: fresh fruits, vegetables, sometimes nuts and eggs. Funds will go towards the 12th grade class trip to Belize.

Control • Halt • Delete

By:J. Adrian Stanley on Thu Nov 24, 2011

Colorado Springs Independent: Why some educators [Montessori and Steiner/Waldorf] and scientists believe technology is bad for brains — especially young ones

Just another magical rainbow night

By:Ron Petrou on Fri Nov 04, 2011

Local Life in Chestnut Hill, PA, where the author blocks the soup table and gets into a conversation with strangers about Saul Bellow and biodynamics...

Posted in: Community Development  | 

Rudolf Steiner – Alchemy of the Everyday Exhibition

By:Alison Furuto on Tue Nov 01, 2011

Review at archdaily.com: "The exhibition “Rudolf Steiner – Alchemy of the Everyday” demonstrates that design is linked with many other topics of great relevance to society: from art and architecture, natural sciences and technology up to questions of ethics and spirituality. To this day, the practical implications of this broadly conceived understanding of design have an especially strong presence in the Basel region, which served as the centre of Steiner’s life and work over many years...."

Posted in: Architecture, Arts, Rudolf Steiner  | 

Do kids need computers to learn? Some schools are saying no

By:Henry Aubin on Wed Oct 26, 2011

Montreal Gazette: Are Quebec schools embracing computers too zealously? Two things are clear. One is that most parents, school officials and politicians see children’s familiarity with computers at an early age as desirable – nay, imperative – for successful individual careers and for society’s prosperity in a “knowledge economy.” The other thing that’s clear is the backlash against the trend. What makes this contrarian response remarkable is that it’s coming in part from what are arguably among the world’s least Luddite-like people...

What is a Waldorf School?

By:myFoxNewYork on Tue Oct 25, 2011

Even in today's tech obsessed world, many kids would rather doodle than Google. Parents and educators alike have honed in on this this notion... "I do believe technology is important, but these students are expanding their minds with their own creativity. I would love to teach at a school like this. Your job would never get old and you would be doing something new every day. This is not always true of traditional classrooms."

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