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[13 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
School Orthodoxies

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);Theory is now in preschool and next year Win will be joining her.   It is a Reggio play-based school called Old Firehouse and Theory just loves it.  Both she and Win also attend a Waldorf class once a week with Tara.  But as they quickly age, education has become the burning focus of my concern.
Having just come from the Game Developers Conference, as inspired by a talk by from Quest 2 Learn and the Institute for Play, I have been thinking a lot about what education …

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[19 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | ]
The Hidden World of Waldorf

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!function(d,s,id) {var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (!d.getElementById(id)) {js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);On a beautiful sunny Saturday, Tara and I took Theory to go see the Marin Waldorf School.  We are interested in having Theory spend a few hours, maybe 2 days a week, in a classroom setting.  We’d like her to have more opportunity to socialize with children her age and grow comfortable being separated from us.
We heard that Waldorf was a warm and comforting environment, nurturing children in a developmentally appropriate way that celebrates play, imagination, and the natural world.  Before going, we visited the website. …