Even with clear principles and missions, the guiding forces for how to accomplish innovation is much debated. Regardless of the complexities, the obligation to innovate is as essential as it is urgent. Together we can shift paradigms around the way things “have always been done” and make learning experiences relevant to our students, responsive to their unique identities, and tailored to their abilities.
As part of the celebration of 100 Years of Waldorf Education and in conjunction with the GreenBee Wildlife Web Initiative, sixth-grade students at the Waldorf School of Bend planted 500 trees on about three acres of burned forest from the McKenzie Pass fire in 2017.
Through posting specifically called for photos each day for 100 days, this Instagram campaign will give glimpses into the Waldorf curriculum and classroom, and highlight the unique aspects that make up the Waldorf educational experience.
Waldorf-Resources.org has shared an article excerpt, written by education professor and researcher, Markus Lindholm, PhD, that suggests a framework for curiosity-based science education during preschool, elementary, middle and high-school.
Main Lesson books are unique to Waldorf education. Waldorf students process and record lectures in notes and illustrations on large, blank pages of high-quality paper. What are these books exactly and why do Waldorf schools use them?
NBC Left Field looks inside the Rudolf Steiner School in New York City to explore the benefits of Waldorf education and specifically the benefits of a learning environment that focuses on face-to-face interaction and emphasizes a healthy relationship with technology.