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Waldorf educated Ferdinand Porsche has passed on

April 9, 2012

FERDINAND Alexander Porsche, who designed the first 911 sports car and went on to found a consumer products design firm that also carried the Porsche name, died on Thursday in Salzburg, Austria. He was 76. He attended the Waldorf School in Stuttgart and studied at the Ulm School of Design before starting work in the… Read more

VP of Google sends his children to Waldorf

December 3, 2011

Kelowna Waldorf School has always been “Tech-FREE”. Find out why this 100 year old education is growing in popularity! By Rehema Ellis NBC News From the moment you walk into the Waldorf School of the Peninsula there are clear signs that something different is happening. Allysun Sokolowski, a third-grade teacher,  greets each one of her… Read more

Techies Want Waldorf Education

October 26, 2011

Since the inception of Waldorf education in 1919, Waldorf educators have presented the curriculum in a hands-on organic approach. This week the news wires have been touting the “new” research released on the benefits of allowing children to play and not be stranded in front of screens. The American Academy of Pediatrics says, “In a… Read more

A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute

October 24, 2011

On the subject of Waldorf Education and computers – great read!

Kelowna Waldorf is going SOLAR powered

June 7, 2011

Solar BC announced June 3rd, that it has awarded its grant to the Kelowna Waldorf School to install a photovoltaic system (download specifications here) to supply locally generated power to the school. The Kelowna Waldorf school is one of eleven schools in BC to receive this grant. Solar BC had a tough time choosing the… Read more

FSA Results

March 18, 2011

Again, the students at the Kelowna Waldorf School scored above average on the FSA tests. Because of the smaller teacher to student ratio, the Kelowna Waldorf School does not appear on the widely publicised “report card”, however, those interested can have a detailed looked at how the students did here.

Update On Raw Milk Warrior

February 7, 2011

RAW MILK WARRIOR Michael Schmidt fights for the right “to eat what we want” Michael Schmidt talked with us during a regional biodynmamic conference in January. He told us about his raw milk campaign and shared the recently released documentary about his work entitled “Milk War.” Michael Schmidt’s grandfather was part of the Agriculture course… Read more

And the study says…

February 2, 2011

The old becomes new again with the recent conclusion from experts that hand writing helps children learn. In Waldorf education, this is a premise for all grade levels. Students create their own “text” books where they write and draw their lessons after using their sense of sound, sight and movement to be introduced to the… Read more

First Rural Waldorf School Opens In India

January 24, 2011

by Arundhati Ranade India’s first rural Waldorf school comes up near Mulshi. Here, students have no bags or textbooks, but are given a wholesome education — heart, hand along with the mind! Here, study books and school bags are replaced by playful learning. This is what an innovative education system is providing to rural kids…. Read more

Play is the foundation of children’s learning

January 7, 2011

This is a repost from Buffalo News January 7 2011. Written by Shelby Deck. “Everything old is new again” usually applies to fashion trends, car design or a myriad of retro themes in home decor. I never thought it would apply to schooling, and certainly not for my kids. When our children were born, we… Read more

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