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Disciplining Young Children: Why Simply Saying No Isn’t the Answer

We are one month away from our Winter 2019 Parent & Child classes, where we teach parents, guardians, and other caretakes how to redirect versus just saying, "No." Register now at waldorfschoolofbaltimore.ticketleap.com 

"Kids are naturally curious and are driven to explore the world around them. There are times we have to tell them no in order to protect them or the things around them, but when we constantly tell them no, we stifle their sense of wonder and deny them opportunities to grow and learn." http://ow.ly/5aeC30mKV6Z

Housatonic Valley Waldorf School Receives Grant From NoVo Foundation

WOW! Congrats to Housatonic Valley Waldorf School on receiving a $600,000 grant from the NoVo Foundation.

"The grant will fund three primary areas: variable tuition (tuition assistance), diversity work, and teacher development, with the goal of promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity within the student body and school community."  http://ow.ly/3BOB30mpbyq

Waldorf 100: Opening Mathematics

Q: "Do we explain mathematics, or do we encourage students to think for themselves and form their own mental images, out of which they then generate mathematics?"​

Rudolf Steiner Course Information

On the eve of Waldorf education's 100th anniversary and its founder's 150th birthday, learn more about the man, the myths, and the misperceptions about Rudolf Steiner.

The purpose of this iWaldorf course designed by Eugene Schwartz is to "deepen and broaden our understanding of Steiner’s contributions to the modern world. The result is a series of lectures that explore Steiner’s biography, the times in which he lived, and, above all, the significance of his path of inner development."  

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting

Interesting weekend read. Like many, we tend to focus on digital consumption and media habits of children, often at the expense of the real culprit - our parents and caregivers' growing dependence on technology.  

10 Tips to Help Parents Talk to Kids about Internet Safety

This evening our 4th and 5th-grade parents are meeting to discuss age-appropriate technology usage. This article from the American Academy of Pediatrics Federal Advocacy offers great tips for proactively starting this conversation in your own home: ow.ly/90Ff30mKUtE

Color in the Waldorf School

Follow up to Monday's post on visual elements in classrooms, this article from the Honolulu Waldorf School illustrates the care and attention to detail taken when designing a Waldorf school.

#GivingTuesday 2018

Happy Giving Tuesday! Take an active role in the future growth and sustainability of the Waldorf School of Baltimore by making a gift to our Annual Fund. Help us expand and update our facilities, cover the cost of Sunbridge Institute trainings for our teachers, purchase athletic equipment for our Wolves, care of our beehive, and much more.​

http://waldorfschoolofbaltimore.org/support-waldorf-school-baltimore

Dos and Don’ts of Classroom Decorations

Prospective families tend to feel a sense of calm and quiet study when touring our classrooms for the first time. This is directly related to Waldorf education's purposeful use of color and visual elements in the learning environment.  

With Gratitude

At this season of gratitude, I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to our committed and passionate community of faculty, parents, children, and friends. Between us, we have created and cultivated a thriving school community, dedicated to educating and inspiring each child with purpose and love.​