No Computers In Kelowna Waldorf School Classrooms

April 11, 2013

Discussions of computers in the classrooms has been a hot topic for a while now; public school systems are spending money to put computers into the elementary school classrooms, while at the same time hiring “experts” to teach the children how to moderate their phone and computer use and change their behaviours.

Children are children because they are not able to “moderate” on their own yet, hence, they need adults to raise them and supervise them. At the Kelowna Waldorf School, computers are not in the classrooms. Children are taught without the use of technology. Instead, they are building a strong base of concepts in all academic areas that are built upon each year.

morning movement grade oneInside a Kelowna Waldorf classroom. The children are surrounded by natural materials, colourful hand drawn pictures, and take part in movement as part of their learning.The Kelowna Waldorf School was interviewed in CBC’s Radio One’s documentary about technology in schools this March. Additionally, there are many study’s available to read on the internet. If you are concerned about the health effects of technology on you and your children, this website is a great place to start.