The Waldorf Way
What does Waldorf mean? How does the Waldorf way support learners at each stage of their development?
Here are the latest conversations we’ve been having on the topic.
Have you ever doodled during a business meeting or dull presentation? Research is now showing us that this kind of activity is not a symptom of boredom or disinterest. It’s actually a representation of the “busy hands, busy brain” phenomenon, and people who doodle...read more
Many schools across the world veto finger counting. You may wonder why Roseway Waldorf school would find it important to encourage it. The short version is that finger counting has been found to be vital in mathematical achievements, and should not necessarily be...read more
“More is going on in handwriting than meets the eye” says Heather Church, Pedagogical Chair, Faculty, Parents & Community Life. In a society that values typing speed over handwriting, many young children are bypassing an important skill set in their school years....read more
Ian Leslie wrote an article for The Guardian in which he said, “Curious people are more alive, somehow; their eyes are lit from behind. They know more about more, which makes them more interesting.” Do you agree with that? Curiosity is inbuilt in children, as much as...read more
Without exception, we all want the very best for our children. As parents, we want to see them live a successful, happy, and fulfilled life. And it’s with this in mind that we see so many parents getting their children involved in a multitude of activities to give...read more
Festivals are integral to the rhythm of life in a Waldorf school. In fact, this rhythm is precisely why these festivals are such a prominent part of Waldorf life. The goal is to develop in the child a sense of the rhythm of the seasons and the passage of time, and a...read more
We have often been asked why Waldorf schools discourage television for their students. Most responsible parents today screen the content of the TV programmes their children (especially younger ones) watch. Modern satellite decoders allow for “Parental Control”, which...read more
The class teacher method, or “looping” as it’s sometimes known, has been a foundational philosophy of all Waldorf schools ever since Rudolf Steiner and Emil Molt founded the very one in Germany almost 100 years ago in 1919. There are now over 1000 Waldorf Schools in...read more
Within each of us lies the potential for incredible change. Armed with enough information, we can change our world - or at least, as much of it as we can influence. As we’ve seen in our recent look at tech addiction and the effect of technology on young minds,...read more
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