Grades rarely assess qualities like creativity, leadership and teamwork skills, or social and emotional intelligence. Success is rarely about finding the right solution to a problem — it’s more about finding the right problem to solve.
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Waldorf and Finnish preschools allow children to use cutting knives, tools and real glassware because it increases a student’s responsibility and independence.
New Harvard Medical School research shows that the youngest children in a grade are 34% more likely to receive an A.D.H.D. diagnosis than their classmates.
Studying mistakes, instead of focusing on a grade, can lower the stakes and give students space to learn from errors and better absorb material.
Americans continue to be highly engaged in the arts and believe more strongly than ever that the arts promote personal well-being, help us understand other cultures and are essential to a well-rounded education.
The Waldorf School of Bend first-graders are in the news for helping their local food bank package food for distribution.
Skills like self-regulation, perseverance, cooperation and empathy contribute as much to a successful life as academic success.
Children who have nourishing routines at home show better executive function than those with an unpredictable home life. Routines require impulse control and focus, so the very practice of executing routines strengthens our capacity for learning.
One surgeon would like to encourage more creative subjects in school to promote the tactile skills necessary for a career in medicine or science.