Charter Notes and News

Waldorf 100

Celebration of 100 Years of Waldorf education.

Renate Hiller “On Handwork”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfoByYLSBY8&feature=share

“Your Brain on Music”

"Researchers found that kids who took music lessons for two years didn't just get better at playing the trombone or violin; they found that playing music also helped kids' brains process language."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/09/10/343681493/this-is-your-brain-this-is-your-brain-on-music?utm_source=npr_email_a_friend&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20140915&utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_term

A Modern American Fairy Tale

A story of how publicly funded Waldorf schools are on the rise, and thriving.

http://www.erziehungskunst.de/en/article/waldorf-worldwide/a-modern-american-fairy-tale/

Preparing for Life

The New York Times sparked national media coverage with its front page story on why Silicon Valley parents are turning to Waldorf education. This film picks up where that story left off. "Preparing for Life" 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. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, weigh-in on what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives.

iPad use out of sync with L.A. charter school’s philosophy

At L.A. Ocean Charter, a Waldorf-inspired school, struggles with the current enforcement of iPad use for state testing.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ipads-waldorf-20131114,0,1802846,full.story#axzz2kkpXdNQg

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Recent CNN Segment on Waldorf Education

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute

The following is an article about Waldorf Education that appeared in The New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technology-can-wait.html?pagewanted=all