Educating Children For The Journey: Jack Petrash at TEDxRockCreekPark

Educating Children For The Journey: Jack Petrash at TEDxRockCreekPark

Our world is changing at a rapid and dramatic pace. Every decade brings technological advances and unforeseen social change. So how can we prepare our children for a world we can’t envision? The best way to do that is to educate our children to develop three essential capacities: a capacity for vibrant and vigorous activity, a capacity for a sensitive and yet resilient emotional life, and a capacity for clear, focused, original, thinking. Read more

Reading and Waldorf Education

Reading and Waldorf Education

Torin Finser, PhD and John Bloom discuss why Waldorf education waits to teach literacy until children are developmentally ready.

John Bloom is Senior Director at RSF Social Finance and a Waldorf parent. Torin Finser, PhD is the Chair of the Department of Education, Antioch University New England and the General Secretary of the Anthroposophical Society in America.

Delaying Kindergarten creates smarter kids

Delaying Kindergarten creates smarter kids

nursery_1958606cFormal schooling should be delayed by at least 12 months because an over-emphasis on the three-Rs at an early age can cause significant long-term damage to bright children, according to a leading academic.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY By , Education Editor DAILY TELEGRAPH

Pupils should not be subjected to full classroom tuition until the age of six to off-set the effects of premature “adultification”, it was claimed. Read more