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Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Receives Grant From NoVo Foundation

WOW! Congrats to Housatonic Valley Waldorf School on receiving a $600,000 grant from the NoVo Foundation.

"The grant will fund three primary areas: variable tuition (tuition assistance), diversity work, and teacher development, with the goal of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity within the student body and school community."  http://ow.ly/3BOB30mpbyq

Waldorf 100: Opening Mathematics

Q: "Do we explain mathematics, or do we encourage students to think for themselves and form their own mental images, out of which they then generate mathematics?"​

Rudolf Steiner Course Information

On the eve of Waldorf education's 100th anniversary and its founder's 150th birthday, learn more about the man, the myths, and the misperceptions about Rudolf Steiner.

The purpose of this iWaldorf course designed by Eugene Schwartz is to "deepen and broaden our understanding of Steiner’s contributions to the modern world. The result is a series of lectures that explore Steiner’s biography, the times in which he lived, and, above all, the significance of his path of inner development."  

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

Interesting weekend read. Like many, we tend to focus on digital consumption and media habits of children, often at the expense of the real culprit - our parents and caregivers' growing dependence on technology.  

10 Tips to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Internet Safety

This evening our 4th and 5th-grade parents are meeting to discuss age-appropriate technology usage. This article from the American Academy of Pediatrics Federal Advocacy offers great tips for proactively starting this conversation in your own home: ow.ly/90Ff30mKUtE

Color in the Waldorf School

Follow up to Monday's post on visual elements in classrooms, this article from the Honolulu Waldorf School illustrates the care and attention to detail taken when designing a Waldorf school.

#GivingTuesday 2018

Happy Giving Tuesday! Take an active role in the future growth and sustainability of the Waldorf School of Baltimore by making a gift to our Annual Fund. Help us expand and update our facilities, cover the cost of Sunbridge Institute trainings for our teachers, purchase athletic equipment for our Wolves, care of our beehive, and much more.​

http://waldorfschoolofbaltimore.org/support-waldorf-school-baltimore

Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations

Prospective families tend to feel a sense of calm and quiet study when touring our classrooms for the first time. This is directly related to Waldorf education's purposeful use of color and visual elements in the learning environment.  

With Gratitude

At this season of gratitude, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to our committed and passionate community of faculty, parents, children, and friends. Between us, we have created and cultivated a thriving school community, dedicated to educating and inspiring each child with purpose and love.​

Land-based learning links curriculum with Indigenous culture

One of our favorite parts about this story is that Hunter's dynamic cultural immersion fit in seamlessly with his Waldorf education at Prairie Sky School Inc.!

"His education combines lessons from his ancestors on the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation in Saskatchewan with the curriculum of his peers in Regina, where he goes to school half the year." http://ow.ly/35YH30mlhnU