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Waldorf 100 WMAR-2 News Midday Maryland Interview

As you may know, the Waldorf School of Baltimore is participating in a worldwide postcard exchange to celebration Waldorf Education’s centennial!​

Check out our WMAR-2 News Baltimore Midday Maryland interview for more information. http://ow.ly/FGOD30muG6H

Surgery Students Losing Dexterity to Sew Due to Smartphone Usage

Your child wants to be a doctor? Then have them put down the tablets.  

"[A] growing number of [surgery] students are becoming “less competent and less confident” in using their hands, resulting in young professionals who “have very high exam grades but lack tactile general knowledge”. http://ow.ly/IiBL30muqY8

WSB Student in production of A Christmas Story, The Musical presented by Charm City Players

We are pleased to announce current WSB 6th grader Liam Hamilton is performing in A Christmas Story with Charm City Players!

The show runs Nov. 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24 & 25 at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School, Baltimore. Liam will play Schwartz. Learn more at http://ow.ly/cwI430mnjFW

The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected

Interesting weekend read on the presence and use of technology in the classroom from a socioeconomic perspective.  ​

"It could happen that the children of poorer and middle-class parents will be raised by screens, while the children of Silicon Valley’s elite will be going back to wooden toys and the luxury of human interaction." http://ow.ly/qit830mrGu9

See Ourselves, Understand Each Other: Celebrating Día de los Muertos

Beginning with its pronunciation (pronounced DEE-a day loss MWER-toss), Señora Pasion brings stories and poems to each grade. Grades 1 to 3 hear about the excitement of a young girl helping her family with preparations for the upcoming festivities. Grades 4 and 5 use their Spanish Main Lesson books to write about why and how the day is celebrated.

Caramel Corn Clusters

Looking for a last-minute treat that works for Halloween and beyond? Then Epicurious Senior Food Editor and fellow Waldorfian Anna Stockwell (ow.ly/yxWG30mpICk) has you covered!

Dooling: Think before adding technology to classroom

Q: "Should your kindergartener be introduced to technology? What about your first-grader or second-grader? When is the right time to make use of technology in the classroom and in what classes should it be used?"​

Help Kids Become Creators Instead Of Consumers

 

Waldorf education "eschews screens until they are no longer a limitation to children's learning and growth... foster the mastery of the tool rather than have children be subject to it." (Waldorf School of the Penninsula)

This approach ensures children fully understand the creative process, then using this information, build out an elegant solution for the future. http://ow.ly/vHJZ30mkNAD

Making and Playing Bamboo Flutes at Cardiff Steiner School

Wow! We love this program modification from the Cardiff Steiner School in Wales, UK. What a wonderful way to deepen a child's love and appreciation for music. https://vimeo.com/295805040

Strangers in Our Homes: TV and Our Children's Minds

In preparation for tonight's Baltimore Speakers Series lecture with Harvard University Neuroscientist Lisa Genova, here is an insightful (if not sobering) read on the impact of television watching on early brain development. 

Q: "What’s wrong with using television as just entertainment?"