Waldorf Education in the News
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Waldorf Schools offer a distinctive pedagogy that often garners national and local media attention for its unique and innovative characteristics. At the core of Waldorf education are principles of child development that have inspired many commentators' attention in the national discussion on how we learn and how to best teach our children. Waldorf schools demonstrate the effectiveness of teaching that focuses on learning through the body, through movement, storytelling, observation and in social interactions at a simpler, awe-inspiring, and care-filled pace that focuses the child's attention on excellence, beauty, intuitiveness and discipline. These characteristics instill rigor, confidence, motivation, independence, and a lifelong love of learning in our students.


Network News Television, Video & Broadcast Media:

Media Source News Segment Title   Origin Post Date
New York Times Schools for Tomorrow Conference - Building a Better Teacher Go directly to the segment "Head to Head" (34:34) to see Lucy Wurtz, from the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in discussion with Ted Brodheim COO of Epals   Sept 13, 2012
CNN Profile of a Waldorf School Silicon Valley School With No Computers   Mar 13, 2012
FOX 29: Philadelphia Waldorf Schools: Unplugged on Purpose   Feb 5, 2012
MS-NBC Segment from Education Nation The Waldorf Way Eschews Technology   Nov 30, 2011
CBS Profile of Waldorf Education "Going Retro"- No Computers in Classrooms   Dec 5, 2011
MS-NBC Interviews Students & Teachers Education Unplugged:
Waldorf Speaks Its Mind
  Nov 30, 2011

National Print Media Articles on Waldorf Education

Newspaper/Magazine Source Article Title   Origin Dateline
Sunday New York Times front-page article A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute   Oct 23, 2011
New York Times: Sunday Review Sunday Dialogue: Using Technology to Teach   Oct 29, 2011
AsiaOne News (AFP) China Starts to Question Strict Schooling Methods   March 13, 2012
The Atlantic Monthly Schooling the Imagination   September 1999
Orion Magazine Unplugged Schools: Education can ameliorate, or exacerbate, society's ills.   Sept/Oct, 2007

National Articles on Education Supporting Waldorf Principles

Newspaper/Magazine Source Article Title   Origin Dateline
Education by Matt Richtel-
The New York Times
Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say   Nov 1, 2012
Education & Health by Alix Spiegel -
National Public Radio
Struggle For Smarts? Eastern & Western Cultures Tackle Learning   Nov 12, 2012
On Being with Krista Tippett-
American Public Media
A World Through the Hands: Renate Hiller on Handwork   August 3, 2010
Kim John Payne- Simplicity Parenting Why the Ritalin Debate Is Asking the Wrong Question: Healing Our Kids' Soul With Simplicity   March 12, 2012
CNN's Global Public Square Rebellion of an Innovation Mom: Entrepreneurs Need Creativity   June, 5 2011
New York Times: Tech Bits/Business Technology, Schools and a Big Black Bug   Oct 22, 2011
The Atlantic- Health Column Feature All Work & No Play: Why Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed   Oct 12, 2011
NY Times- Grading the Digital School Inflating the Software Report Card   Oct 8, 2011
Video Interview with Kim John Payne "Half Magic" view of a Beautiful World   June 8, 2009
NYTimes- Business Day/Technology In Classroom of Future, Stagnant Scores   Sept 3, 2011
New York Times Magazine The Twitter Trap   May 18, 2011