Equity and Inclusion in the Grades: Seventh Grade AlgebraEquity and Inclusion in the Grades: Seventh Grade Algebra
Friday, January 24, 2020

In seventh grade, the students have begun the study of Algebra, and no study of Algebra is complete without an understanding of its origins. The word algebra is from the Arabic al-jabr, which means “the reunion of broken parts.” The brilliant eighth century Persian mathematician Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi is considered the father of Algebra. […]

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Responsible Innovation in the High School Humanities CurriculumResponsible Innovation in the High School Humanities Curriculum
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Waldorf high school humanities curriculum is rich and storied, but with a preponderance of the Western canon. As we work on enlivening the next 100 years of Waldorf education, one of our tasks is to take up responsible innovation that reflects the diversity of our students and includes more voices from across the human […]

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An Idea for Age-Appropriate Inclusivity in Early Childhood StoriesAn Idea for Age-Appropriate Inclusivity in Early Childhood Stories
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Blog Rebirth II: As Waldorf educators and administrators, we are each looking for spaces to echo the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America’s (AWSNA) call for Responsible Innovation; to evaluate and to expand what we offer. Through this process, we also come to recognize the many ways our curriculum is already designed to build […]

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A Simple Halloween in Early ChildhoodA Simple Halloween in Early Childhood
Friday, November 2, 2018

Jack O’Lantern, Jack O’ Lantern, you are such a funny sight, sitting up on my window looking out at the night. This Jack O’Lantern greeted all the children of the Early Childhood as they made their way up to the woodland camp for this sunny and crisp Halloween Day. The beech trees were shedding their […]

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Mighty are the Preparations: Producing the 2018 Senior Class Play, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICKMighty are the Preparations: Producing the 2018 Senior Class Play, John Cariani’s LOVE/SICK
Thursday, May 17, 2018

From the high school, we trek across the street to the theater – that sacred space where imagination comes to life. But the rehearsal period is a joyful, chaotic buzz where everything, from learning lines, cues and blocking to paying royalties, producing posters and playbills, building and painting sets, making props and costumes and dealing […]

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Forest Friday FriendsForest Friday Friends
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Through the woods, the early childhood children hear the crunching of twigs and the rustling of leaves. Suddenly up the pathway, they appear! To the delight of the children, the 11th graders have come to the woods to play with them on Forest Friday. Almost immediately, they disperse to build fairy houses and find sleepy […]

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Blog RebirthBlog Rebirth
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Dear Readers, Our last blog post was a little over a year ago and we have missed sharing our story with you. We are changing the format and shortly we will begin sending brief evocative descriptions reflecting our days here at school. We hope these vignettes will give you tiny glimpses into the breadth and […]

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Educational Support at Maine Coast Waldorf SchoolEducational Support at Maine Coast Waldorf School
Sunday, April 2, 2017

  As I write, our new educational support space is receiving its finishing touches, getting ready for occupancy in mid-April. This addition to the grades 1-4 building will provide valuable space and privacy to our students. Currently all of our educational support and tutoring sessions take place in various small rooms and niches around campus. […]

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The Winter GardenThe Winter Garden
Sunday, December 4, 2016

  Deep mid-winter is drawing near There is darkness in our garden here— One small flame yet bravely burns To show the path which ever turns. Earth, please bear us as we go, Seeking Light to send a-glow Branches green and moss and fern, Mark our path to trace each turn. All the animals, teach […]

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The Young Child’s Urgent Need for QuietThe Young Child’s Urgent Need for Quiet
Monday, October 10, 2016

The young child is an open sense organ. Everything in the environment penetrates into her very being and affects the developing nervous system. Light, sound, activity and environmental toxins all bombard the young child of today.   With the eyes, the child has a means of shutting out this bombardment. She can close her eyelids […]

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