Einstein, DaVinci, and Emily Dickinson would have tested as failures in today’s educational system. Waldorf Schools are alternative ways to teach children and raise resilient, life-long learners. By delaying the introduction to technology, and encouraging sensory development, an appreciation of the natural world and creative expression, children are less stressed and tap into their desire to learn.
Patrice Maynard, M.Ed., is the Director of Publications and Development for the Research Institute for Waldorf Education, and teaches at Waldorf teacher training institutes. Previously, she was leader for Outreach and Development and taught music and in the classroom. She was on the founding board of the Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport, Maine, and is the proud parent of three Waldorf graduates. She is a published poet, a gardener, and a quilter.
We continue to advocate for the Kind Campaign – in their efforts to end bullying. We encourage all forms of kindness. Thanks as always to Smith Sister Bluegrass for our closing song.
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