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Volume #8   Issue #9

ISSN: 0219-7642    Nov 15, 2009

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Hi,
It is almost impossible to create a learning system that caters to all children. Some children are very bright and they can perform well in the classroom with their abilities. On the other hand, a number of other children are just above average in their classroom studies. Now, the most important question that one might ask here is - is it possible to train the so called "just above average" children so that they can perform better both in their classroom and outside? The present day education system may have many lacunae and weaknesses. One of these pitfalls is its inability to make children understand their potential and strengths. Another important pitfall of the system is the lack of a system that can help children develop an enthusiasm, urge or motivation to learn from within their mind.

Parents keep asking academicians and educational experts on how they can make their children smart and intelligent. Several types of educational systems are in place right now and it is almost difficult to identify which one of them is good. Each one of them has its own weaknesses and pitfalls. In this issue, I want to introduce Waldorf system, created and pioneered by Rudolf Steiner, which is a highly innovative and systematic learning method that could make your children understand their self worth and later develop an inner motivation to start learning from within their minds.

Waldorf schools honor and protect your children and help them to develop an inner urge to work hard on their studies. Waldorf schools provide age appropriate learning content makes this system unique and beneficial. With Waldorf education system, the school becomes the home and teacher the second parent. I believe it is worthwhile to take a look at Waldorf educational system when it comes the time to choose a right school for your children! Have a great week ahead, take care!

Thought for today:
"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Waldorf Education - An Effective Education System
Waldorf education system is the brainchild of Dr Rudolf Steiner. Regarded as one of the most effective learning system, this method attempts to make your children realize their inner potential by developing a keen sense of motivation to learn their lessons.

Waldorf School Education - Learning the System
The Waldorf-Rudolf Steiner learning system relies on including age appropriate content in the curriculum and later transforming the classroom into a vibrant and cajoling environment. This system also relates to learning according to the age groups.

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Introduction to Steiner Education: The Waldorf School
By Francis Edmunds

Rudolf Steiner's educational system, long established and respected on the European continent, is gradually spreading around the world. Its radical principles, based on a view of the human being as composed of body, soul, and spirit, allows for a truly holistic and balanced education that nourishes the whole child. The author explains, in a clear and lively style, many aspects of Steiner's educational theories, especially the three stages of child development and how the Waldorf curriculum provides a healthy understanding, nurturing, and support for these phases.

This is an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of Steiner/Waldorf education, whether for teachers or anyone who would like to know more about Steiner's ideas. It is especially useful for parents who are looking for a holistic education for their children.

 

Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out
By Jack Petrash

Written by a teacher with more than 25 years of experience, this book offers a jargon-free view of Waldorf schools with their philosophy of the importance of a three-dimensional education. Through learning experiences that involve all of the senses, children use a variety of intelligences to develop thought, feeling, and intentional, purposeful activity.

Whether you are a Waldorf parent or teacher, or you just want to learn more about these innovative educational concepts, this book contains important ideas on learning that you can apply today. Petrash captures the essence of this beautiful pedagogical approach without burying it in the narrow lexicon often attached to Waldorf, AND without watering it down.

 


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Brain Development in Early Childhood
Buzzle Nov 10, 2009

Ensuring adequate physical as well as emotional care of your baby are important factors for proper brain development in early childhood. Wondering why? Read on to know more on brain development in children. Unlike the development of the rest of the body, brain development in the womb or fetal brain development stages is not complete. Our brain is made of a number of cells called neurons that process the information it receives.


52 tips to boost your baby's brain development
Online School Nov 1, 2009

Science has not uncovered everything there is to know about gestational development, and the developing human brain is equally elusive. What we do know is that prenatal development and early childhood education are two of the most important stages in a human's life. Indeed, there may not be any way for an adult to recover from the mental and emotional damaged caused by childhood neglect.


Boost Your Child's Brainpower by Simply Letting Them Spend More Time on a Playground
IQEQ Nov 1, 2009

We all know kids love playgrounds. Now, research shows that playing on the playground can boost brainpower too! Playing has been linked to emotional, social motor and cognitive development. Playgrounds facilitate the benefits of pure, spontaneous and active free play.


Healthy brain, healthy child
Globe Gazette Nov 11, 2009

Eating a healthy breakfast with "brain-friendly" foods can help children do well in school. It is not just breakfast, though, that is important. The more balanced the meals, the more balanced the brain function.


Kids get early start with Raising a Reader
Citizen Telegram Oct 29, 2009

Five-year-old Sage Allen, a student at Emmanuel Lutheran Preschool in Rifle gets very excited when she receives her weekly allotment of books in her red book bag. Her mom, Misty Allen, reads the books to Sage when she gets home before she turns them in for another batch of books.


A Mother's Emotions Affect Her Unborn Child
The Epoch Times Nov 9, 2009

Experts and evidence suggest that positive thinking can shape the body, heal internally, and even nurture a healthier child during pregnancy. A pregnant woman's thoughts have a physical connection to her unborn child.


Gifted Kids Jonathan Malabanan, Angela and Mikaela Guerrero - Child Prodigies
Asian Journal Oct 18, 2009

JONATHAN Malabanan, Angela and Mikaela Guerrero were all reading by the age of one. Jonathan went to college at age 10. Angela was doing sixth grade math at the age of four, while Mikaela played 50 musical pieces on the piano from memory when she was just 5.


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