Samford Valley Steiner School

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Reflections from Waldorf Alumni
Below is a video depicting the many benefits that chidren gain from a Steiner education. We thought it was so good, we wanted to share it with you. Chicago Waldorf School Alumni and other Waldorf alumni reflect on the value of their unique education detailing how it prepared them for creative thinking, innovation and adaptability in the professional world.

 

Recommended Reading

Here’s an article in Waldorf Today (originally from the UK’s Daily Mail) about how violent video games affect the brain, even after only one week:
http://www.waldorftoday.com/2012/03/violent-games-do-alter-your-brain-and-the-effect-is-visible-in-mri-scans-in-just-a-week/

Here’s an article from the New York Times about why Waldorf schools delay children’s interaction with technology:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/technology/at-waldorf-school-in-silicon-valley-technology-can-wait.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

 

Baldwin, Rahima: You Are Your Child’s First Teacher. Celestial Arts, Berkeley, 1989.

Barnes, Henry: An Introduction to Steiner Education. Mercury Press, Chestnut Ridge, NY, 1985.

Childs, Gilbert: Steiner Education in Theory and Practice. Floris Books, Edinburgh, 1991.

Davy, Gudrun: Lifeways: Working with Family Questions. Hawthorne Press, Gloucestershire, 1983.

Finser, Torin: School as a Journey. Anthroposophic Press, New York, 1994.

Gorman, Margaret: Confessions of a Steiner Parent. Rudolf Steiner College Publications, Fair Oaks, CA, 1990.

Harwood, A. C.: Life of a Child. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1979.

Querido, René: Creativity in Education: The Steiner Approach. Dakin, San Francisco, 1982.

Spock, Marjorie: Teaching as a Lively Art. Anthroposophic Press, New York, 1978.

Steiner, Rudolf.: Kingdom of Childhood. Rudolf Steiner Press, London, 1982.