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Nov 24, 2016

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Friday November 4th 2016 v6.7


The Friday Fortnight

PR Clippings from the SWSF

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Welcome back to the Autumn term. We hope that you all had a restful half-term break.

We are delighted to share your fortnightly edition of relevant clippings from the media and online, which we hope will support your continued interest in Steiner Waldorf education. 

With many truly wonderful festivals coming up, such as Martinmas and the Advent Spiral, to name but a few, we do hope that some of you may consider writing up your experiences and sharing some of the activities from your classrooms with our wider community online.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Warmest greetings,

Priya Mahtani
For the SWSF
1. How a Steiner Waldorf school teaches compassion (Waldorf School of Cape Cod)

2. Hip-Hop and Shakespeare (TEDx)

3. Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework? (BBC)

4. Want to train your brain? Lean an instrument (The Guardian)

5. The powerful force of curiosity (Waldorf Education)

6. Want calmer, happier kids? Simplify their world (Green Child)

7. Kindergarten and the Great Outdoors (The Atlantic)

8. For creativity, resilience and capability, Steiner Schools work (The Conversation)

9. Four year old's not ready for school (The Independent)

10. Break time 4x per day! (The Washington Post)

11. Want successful daughters? Nag them! (Inc.)

12. Why Japanese pupils can walk to school alone (The Atlantic) 

13. Do we judge other parents for putting children at perceived risk?(NPR)

14. Re-sharing - The decline of play (TED)

15. A decline of play and rise in children's mental health disorders(Psychology Today)

16. A case for deferring electronic media in the classroom (Waldorf Education)


Happy Halloween!

Want to be a great parent? Let your kids get bored!

The makers of the documentary film ‘The Challenge of Rudolf Steiner’ have assembled a 50 minute DVD (on PAL or NTSC), comprised of sequences from the film that look at Waldorf education in the UK, India, and the USA. They hope it might be useful for Waldorf Schools in attracting and informing potential parents and teachers. These DVDs are now available at just the cost of postage and packing, though donations are always welcome towards an on-going project of producing a multi-lingual DVD (with subtitles in French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, Italian and German). There is already available a DVD and download with Italian subtitles and, thanks to a generous donation, there is also, as a DVD or download, a shortened version of the main film with Chinese subtitles and commentary (see Cupola Productions website for details: Contact Sue Smee at Cupola Productions or 00 44 (0)7977 174729
Why not follow us on facebook here. Or check out the community space Imagine A School Where.  Your next Friday Fortnight will be on Friday 18th November 2016.

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