Original Thoughts from the Senior Class Original Thoughts from the Senior Class
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

For the past two weeks, the seniors have been exploring authors chiefly responsible for awakening the literary genius of nineteenth century America, with emphasis on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.  Each writer exhorted people to find their own voices, to rely upon their own individual genius.  In the spirit of this celebration of […]

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Growing Connections and Social Health: A Thank You to the Maine Coast Waldorf School Community Growing Connections and Social Health: A Thank You to the Maine Coast Waldorf School Community
Monday, August 31, 2020

Written by Christine Sloan Friday evening, while viewing a virtual event, I had the privilege of watching years of building relationships come together to create an event that touched hearts and inspired action that echoed from Brunswick to Boston, from Maine to California, from the United States to Australia.  Growing to Give, a non-profit, organic […]

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“And all shall be well . . .” “And all shall be well . . .”
Tuesday, April 14, 2020

This most special week, a week where the holy confluence of the Jewish celebration of Pesach (Passover) and the Christian Holy Week brings an intensity to everything, I wish to begin, not with hope and joy, but with the Good Friday mood of loss. With the announcement from Susan Stark and the Executive Governance Committee […]

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Distance Learning Waldorf StyleDistance Learning Waldorf Style
Thursday, April 9, 2020

One of the Seven Core Principles of Waldorf education is Relationships. The principle begins, “Human interactions constitute the heart of Waldorf education. The task of teachers at all levels is to support the developing individuality of each student and the social health of the class as a whole. Relationships are strengthened and deepened because they […]

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Equity and Inclusion in the Grades: Seventh Grade Algebra Equity 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 Curriculum Responsible 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 Stories An 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 Childhood A 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/SICK Mighty 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 Friends Forest 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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