Resources About Waldorf Education

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Waldorf Education & Use of Media

The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. “Preparing for Life” picks up where that story left off. The video takes viewers inside the Waldorf School of the Peninsula where the focus is on developing the capacities for creativity, resilience, innovative thinking, and social and emotional intelligence over rote learning.
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Waldorf students play outside every day at every age.

Play- and Nature-based Curriculum

Play-based early education and increased time in natural spaces is getting a lot of press recently. Forest kindergartens include both.
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Comparisons with Mainstream Education

Eurythmy is a movement class taught to all grades students and the kindergarteners.One Chicago radio station put out a call for student stories about education, and highlighted one student who grew up in Waldorf education before transferring to a public high school.
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Waldorf Education Organizations

  • Why Waldorf Works
    This website by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America includes a wide variety of resources about Waldorf education.
  • Waldorf Today
    This website offers news about Waldorf education from around the world.
  • WECAN
    WECAN, the Waldorf Earty Childhood Association of North America, offers resources focusing on Waldorf education for kindergarten, preschool, and younger ages.
  • Camphill Academy
    The Camphill Academy is a community of learning rooted in the work of the Camphill Movement, an international network of intentional communities including individuals with disabilities. Camphill communities practice shared living, cooperative work, and education on the basis of a spiritual-scientific understanding of the human being, as developed in Rudolf Steiner’s (1861-1925) anthroposophy and in community-building principles developed by Karl Koenig (1902-1966).