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Caramel Corn Clusters

Looking for a last-minute treat that works for Halloween and beyond? Then Epicurious Senior Food Editor and fellow Waldorfian Anna Stockwell (ow.ly/yxWG30mpICk) has you covered!

Dooling: Think before adding technology to classroom

Q: "Should your kindergartener be introduced to technology? What about your first-grader or second-grader? When is the right time to make use of technology in the classroom and in what classes should it be used?"​

Help Kids Become Creators Instead Of Consumers

 

Waldorf education "eschews screens until they are no longer a limitation to children's learning and growth... foster the mastery of the tool rather than have children be subject to it." (Waldorf School of the Penninsula)

This approach ensures children fully understand the creative process, then using this information, build out an elegant solution for the future. http://ow.ly/vHJZ30mkNAD

Making and Playing Bamboo Flutes at Cardiff Steiner School

Wow! We love this program modification from the Cardiff Steiner School in Wales, UK. What a wonderful way to deepen a child's love and appreciation for music. https://vimeo.com/295805040

Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children's Minds

In preparation for tonight's Baltimore Speakers Series lecture with Harvard University Neuroscientist Lisa Genova, here is an insightful (if not sobering) read on the impact of television watching on early brain development. 

Q: "What’s wrong with using television as just entertainment?"

Growing up in a house full of books is major boost to literacy and numeracy, study finds

In keeping with our commitment to the City of Baltimore, we have spent the last several years filling nearby Little Free Libraries (LFL) with gently used books from our school.

We do this because, "exposure to books is an integral part of social practices that foster long-term cognitive competencies spanning literacy, numeracy and [information communication technology] skills... Growing up with home libraries boosts adult skills in these areas beyond the benefits accrued from parental education or own educational or occupational attainment.”

The Health Benefits of Knitting

Looking for a fun way to pass a chilly fall weekend? Then ask your WSB student teach you their latest and greatest Handwork skill! 

You will come away with a greater appreciation for your favorite knitwear piece, the distinct way we teach mathematical concepts, and the depth of understanding our students have tucked into each stitch. Win-Win. http://ow.ly/yGT230mhdQ5

12 old-school skills children shouldn't lose

Thankfully at WSB, and in Waldorf schools across the globe, these 12 "life skills worth keeping around — no matter how old school they may seem," are alive and well! 
 

While seemingly insignificant, weaving competencies, such as telling time, writing cursive, household chores, into our student's lives ensure they well-rounded human beings in addition to stellar scholars and leaders. http://ow.ly/hLF130mg1ns

Libera Scuola Steiner-Waldorf

Waldorf education's rapid and continued global expansion means our teachers, students, and families can travel and find a school home almost anywhere in the world!

Using Folktales to Teach Logical Reasoning

In addition to their standard courses in math, science, language arts, Spanish, etc., WSB students are immersed in fantastic, spoken word stories. Whether it is circle time in Nursery through Kindergarten or Story Rest for 1st through 3rd grade, the children benefit from the enhanced listening and comprehension skills which stretch their curiosity and creativity. http://ow.ly/pcuZ30mbh4u