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A Summer in the News for Waldorf Schools

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. 

Waldorf Conference 2021 and Back-to-School Renewal

AWSNA, WECAN, and the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education helped us explore School Renewal and the Heart of Change at our Annual Waldorf Conference June 22 - June 25, 2021. Leaders gathered to present and discuss how Waldorf educators and advocates can meet the challenges of our times and continue to grow and evolve from the seeds planted by Rudolf Steiner. 

The Waldorf Class Play

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.

Waldorf Conference 2021 - School Renewal and The Heart of Change

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.

New Study Assesses Impacts of Nature Play

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.