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The Main Lesson in Waldorf Education

Waldorf education uses the block structure of learning to make sure that students have the time they need to experience true learning and find relevancy and interest in the topic at hand. We call this academic learning block Main Lesson.  

 Lakota Waldorf School Receives First Nations Grant

Through the First Nations grant program, students at the Lakota Waldorf School will learn to speak and understand the Lakota language and learn a strong cultural identity and reverence for the heritage through gardening, food preparation, and other Lakota traditions. 

Latest News on Nature Play

More news outlets are discussing the growing and well-researched trend of outdoor, unstructured play for children and its learning benefits. Three recent articles review studies and consult experts finding that risky play, time in nature and experiential learning have well documented benefits.

Cyber Civics at Lake Champlain Waldorf School 

Lake Champlain Waldorf School is in the news for their innovative Cyber Civics curriculum -- a three year program starting in Grade 6 that helps students learn to be responsible, ethical and safe in digital spaces.

Giving to the Circle of Life

If you planted a pollinator garden as part of the Waldorf100 GreenBee Wildlife initiative, we hope you have had the opportunity to observe the pollinators you have attracted and are enjoying your success! Please take photos of your garden and send them to us at waldorf100@awsna.org.  

Waldorf100 Proclamations

Schools across North America have been receiving mayoral proclamations designating September 19, 2019 as a time to recognize the gifts offered by Waldorf education. Here are the proclamations that have been made thus far for the Waldorf100 anniversary. 

The Essential Importance of Community

The community is not only the heart of a school, but also its head, so to speak. Because while coming together to volunteer and attend festivities and class meetings may seem ancillary to academics, research reveals that it is, in fact, a primary contributor to student success.