Myths and misconceptions swirl around Waldorf education, an almost-century-old style of schooling born in Germany. Here’s the straight story on Waldorf schools. Parents of Waldorf students know the quizzical expressions and curious inquiries well. “Waldorf? Isn’t that the school without textbooks or computers?” “Do kids just draw and paint all day?” “Can your kids read yet?”
A meeting between you and your child’s teacher can be a powerful tool for helping your child succeed in school. Whether scheduled by the school, requested by you or suggested by the teacher, such a meeting gives you a platform to learn about your child and to assert their needs. Follow these nine guidelines for more productive (and even enjoyable) parent-teacher conferences.
When a child is younger, he or she may love nothing more than to sit on his or her parent’s lap and read a story. But many times, a child’s love of reading fades as he or she gets older. Each age group has different struggles when it comes to reading; here are some ways to maintain a love of reading in a child of any age.
Traditional schools can be too challenging for some young energetic boys: sitting still for long periods, being quiet, doing lots of worksheets... the typical classroom may not be the ideal learning environment for our sons, especially in the early grades. With that in mind, we don’t need to replicate a ‘regular’ school when home schooling boys. We need to harness the incredible energy of our boys and channel it in a way that makes learning fun. Try these top 10 ways to engage your sons’ minds and help them want to learn:
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