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Creative Skills Benefit Arts and STEM

Researchers have found that creativity used in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is very similar to creativity use in the arts, indicating that a holistic approach to teaching creativity in schools and universities would benefit all disciplines.

Students Who Inquire, Learn

When students generate their own questions around a subject, they deepen their knowledge of the topic and their ability to remember it.

Latest Research on Cursive Handwriting

Scientists found that cursive writing and drawing activated brain areas important for memory and the encoding of new information and, therefore, helped “provide the brain with optimal conditions for learning.” This was not seen in the subjects who were typewriting. 

The Case for Going Outdoors All Winter

The pandemic has made a new case for winter outdoor activity. As British fellwalker, guidebook author and illustrator, Alfred Wainwright, said, “There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” It seems that many more are willing to embrace this motto now that indoor activities are curtailed. 

Media Taking Notice of Waldorf Education

While there is much news coverage of our Waldorf schools using outdoor classrooms, media outlets are also taking note of Waldorf education’s focus on multidisciplinary coursework, wellness, and nature.