An ongoing list of media links to stories that discuss the latest education trends and research. Share with your family and friends!
Daily Nightly, MSNBC, 11/30/11: “The Waldorf Way: California school eschews technology.” This clip begins with a piece on Waldorf, but includes commercials (for products and companies PWS does NOT endorse), and many other education stories. It’s nice to see Waldorf in the mainstream media, but… Let us know what you think.
Scientific American, November 2011 has an article called “The Death of Preschool?” The entire article is not available on the Scientific American site, but our friends at Waldorf Today have reprinted it on their site.
New York Times, 10/30/11: “In a Standardized Era, a Creative School Is Forced to Be More So” – No child left behind catches up with New Hampshire school.
New York Sunday Times, 10/23/11 – Front Page: “A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute”
Here’s a 10/25/11 Letter to the Editor in response to this story from Greg Simon, Chief Domestic Policy Advisor to Vice President Al Gore. Simon, father of two Waldorf-educated children, oversaw the Clinton Administration’s program to connect classrooms to the Internet.
If you’re interested in other articles in this series on “Grading the Digital School” by Mr. Richtel, which demonstrate the lack of research for computer learning, you might want to visit Classroom of the Future, Stagnant Scores,” or “Inflating the Software Report Card.”
CNN Opinion, 12/29/10 – “Want to get your kids into college? Let them play”
Renewal, Spring/Summer 2011: “Not So Strange, After All,” by Douglas Gerwin, Ph.D. [PDF]
Q. & A. with Douglas Gerwin, INTERVIEW by Leslie Lindeman
New York Times: “Secret to Success“ – NB: The elitist tone of the first page of this article might be off-putting. For those who have heard Douglas Gerwin speak about the way the Waldorf curriculum incorporates “character education,” it is well worth reading further into the article; the insights definitely resonate….
Morning Edition: “The Teen Brain: It’s Just Not Grown Up Yet”
All Things Considered: “SAT Reading Scores”
National Geographic: “Teenage Brains”
All Things Considered: “How Can Parents Navigate Children’s TV Shows?”