Below are some links to articles and essays that we have found to be interesting and thought provoking. If you come across items that you think the school community would enjoy, please email Kelly Hiselman, Admissions Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles of Interest
- Above -- a short film on media and Waldorf education
- Leave Those Kids Alone -- Childhood is more than merely a springboard to adulthood. By Christina Schwarz in the Atlantic Magazine.
- The Teaching of Science: Stimulation of the Senses—Astute Observation—Rigorous Training in
Thinking—Phenomenological Thinking by David Mitchell, courtesy of the Waldorf Research Institute
- An article about Cape Ann Waldorf School in North Shore Children and Families: "The Wisdom of Waldorf"
- Sir Ken Robinson's TED talk -- animated. Maybe you've already heard this 11 minute talk on what is wrong with the public education system and how it needs to change. Without speaking specifically about Waldorf education, a lot of what Sir Ken says schools need is already happening at Waldorf schools. (Plus, the live illustrations are cool!) Check it out!
- Want to get your kids into college? Let them play by Erika Christakis and Nicholas Christakis, special to CNN, January, 2011.
- Effort to Restore Children's Play Gains Momentum Play helps develop crucial skills, advocates say as they try to pull children and their parents away from the screen. New York Times, January, 2011.
- Kids Haven’t Changed; Kindergarten Has, New data support a return to “balance” in kindergarten, Harvard Education Letter, October, 2010.
- Your Baby is Smarter Than You Think, Babies and young children are designed to explore, and they should be encouraged to do so. Children learn more through natural interaction with a parent and play than with any toy. New York TImes, August 15, 2009
- Kindergarten Cram, How today's public school kindergartners prepare for a life of multiple-choice boxes by plowing through standardized tests and toiling over reading curricula. New York Times, April 29, 2009
- Tech gets a time-out Charges of hypocrisy be damned: Some Silicon Valley tech wizards are quietly raising their kids outside the lurid digital landscape that their own industry calls childhood. San Francisco Magazine, March, 2010.
- How to Raise Boys Who Read (As Much As Girls Do): Not with Gross-Out Books and Video Game Bribes, Wall Street Journal, September 24, 2010
- The Playground Gets Even Tougher Why mean girl bullying is trickling down to grade school. New York Times, October 8, 2010
- Why Waldorf Works (The Association of Waldorf Schools in North America )
- The Alliance for Childhood
- Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood