Parent Resources

‘Our minds can be hijacked’: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

November 21, 2017

Google, Twitter and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks alarmed by a race for human attention by Paul Lewis in San Francisco Justin Rosenstein had tweaked his laptop’s operating system to block Reddit, banned himself from Snapchat, which he…

12 Ways to Protect Your Child From Stress

November 21, 2017

Parents have always grappled with harsh realities to protect their children. But our culture poses risks that are difficult to navigate, because they aren’t obviously dangerous. In fact, we take them for granted because they’re so much a part of our busy lives. The greatest dangers to our kids may not be the ones we…

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens

October 30, 2017

Today’s students see themselves as digital natives, the first generation to grow up surrounded by technology like smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Teachers, parents and policymakers certainly acknowledge the growing influence of technology and have responded in kind. We’ve seen more investment in classroom technologies, with students now equipped with school-issued iPads and access to e-textbooks.…

Newsletter September 16th, 2017

September 23, 2017

Parking Many of you may have noticed, I have moved my office into my car to block the parking lot to the kindergarten area. This is for the safety of our children. We have had some close calls. The children are small and fast making it simply too dangerous for cars to be driving in…

Newsletter August 9th, 2017

August 11, 2017

Home School Conference At the end of July Stephanie Felton-Priestner, our Home School Director, and Melinda Richard, Our Administrative Coordinator, attended the California Home School Conference to inform people about out programs. The event was quite successful and very crowed. People were very excited about our programs and the unique options we offer, particularly to our home school families. Our unique…

Waldorf: An education of its time?

August 11, 2017

To what degree is Waldorf education of its time? Is it contemporary? These questions are put forward by Neil Boland, senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He looks towards possible futures and finding new forms of and for education. This is his second article; the first, “A sense of place within…

Radish or Barbie?

August 11, 2017

The boom in ‘Waldorf Dolls’ raises questions about the significance of these types of dolls. Philipp Reubke, senior Waldorf kindergarten teacher and member of the International Association of Waldorf Kindergartens (IASWECE) asks, ‘what is a Waldorf Doll’? Is there a ‘real’ Waldorf Doll?

Sweepers, Feathers and Rainbows

July 28, 2017

This article is from waldorf-resources.org. It’s the website created by the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum on behalf of the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education. -Ed. Joep Eikenboom is a class teacher and teacher for educational support in the Netherlands. In this paper, he explains how important it is for teachers to perceive the human…