Many of our member schools are in the news this summer for their innovative approach to education. Stories told include news of outdoor classroom use, pride month participation, and Waldorf education’s unique pedagogy.
What happens in the brain when people make music together? Neuroscientists have highlighted five brain functions that contribute to social connection through music.
Join the Association of Waldorf Schools of North American, the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America and the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education as we realize our potential for the next 100 years, meeting the challenges of our times by continuing to grow and evolve from the seeds planted by Rudolf Steiner.
Why do Waldorf schools have students, at each grade level, perform a class play? Class plays, often performed in springtime, deepen student’s curriculum, social emotional and collaborative learning.
A study from the University of South Australia, published in the journal PLOS One, has found that unstructured play outdoors helps children develop complex thinking abilities, social skills, and creativity.