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RESOURCES OVERVIEW
In addition to the links provided below, this section will provide PDFs of articles distributed by the Faculty (where copyright has been released), links that support our families and our students, links to our donors and supporters, and a 'submit a link' process that will provide the community with a way to submit links for approved posting.



WALDORF EDUCATION ON THE SIMPSONS! The Simpsons featured Waldorf Education in their Season 26 Finale (Episode 22) which aired May 17. Here is a 3 minute clip from the episode.




Jack Petrash at the 2014 CWS Gateways Conference The following videos are a series cut from an interview conducted with Jack Petrash in April 2014 at the Calgary Waldorf School Gateways Conference.

JACK PETRASH has been a Waldorf teacher for over 30 years, with most of that time at the Washington, DC school. He is currently taking his 4th Class on the extended journey together from Grade One through Grade Eight. Jack is also a teacher of teachers, and the founder and director of the Nova Institute, an organization that works to build a bridge between mainstream education and Waldorf education and to develop parents' and teachers' deeper understanding of children. He is the author of "Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out" and his recent TEDx talk on "Preparing Children for the Journey" has been seen by many parents and teachers in Waldorf communities in North America. As well, Jack has worked extensively with parent education, particularly with fathers. His parenting pieces have appeared in the Washington Post, on National Public Radio, etc. He is also the author of Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline and of Covering Home: Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball (which won a National Parenting Publications' Gold Award). Jack and his wife Carol (now grandparents as well) have raised three children, all of whom have been Waldorf students from Preschool through Grade Twelve.









Eurythmy Flash Mob in Vienna for Steiner's 150 Birthday
VIDEO: Eurythmy on the St. Stephansplatz in Vienna


The last eurythmy flashmob article and video we shared with you was from Cologne and coincided with the start of the Rudolf Steiner Express, a special train that journeyed across Europe to Rudolf Steiner's birthplace.

The exhibition "Rudolf Steiner: Alchemy of the Everyday" in Vienna organized a flashmob on the St. Stephansplatz in Vienna to coincide with the opening of the exhibition, which itself coincided with the sesquicentennial celebration of Rudolf Steiner's birthday. The flashmob was a brilliant success and was enjoyed by all...as you can see.

Especially nice to see were all the children (of all ages!) participating and everyone had a smile.




VIDEO: PRESCRIPTION FOR PLAY
Physicians speak out on the importance of play for children's health.
Co-produced by Alliance for Childhood and KaBoom





WHAT IS A STEINER SCHOOL?
Below is a promotional video made for the Steiner Fellowship in the UK. It explains some of the philosophies behind the educational approaches of Rudolf Steiner (also known as Waldorf) Schools. Directed and shot by Saskia Anley McCallum, Edited by Simon Fildes.



What is a Steiner School?
from Goat on Vimeo.



Articles of interest:

The Five Best Toys of All Time
by Jonathan Liu
Waldorf Today web site

The New York Times
Technology A Silicon Valley School That Doesn't Compute
By MATT RICHTEL
Published: October 22, 2011
The Waldorf School's computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.

The Atlantic
October, 2011
All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed
By Esther Entin
For more than fifty years, children's free play time has been continually declining, and it's keeping them from turning into confident adults.

NBC Nightly News November 30, 2011
The Waldorf Way: Silicon Valley school eschews technology
Click here for print version

Alberta Views
September, 2011
Testing, Testing
What Alberta can learn from Finland about standardization and the role of the teacher.
By Larry Booi and J.C. Couture


The following websites provide information that may be of interest to parents:

www.waldorf.ca

www.allianceforchildhood.org

www.waldorfearlychildhood.org

www.waldorfeducation.org

www.aisca.ab.ca

www.waldorflibrary.org

www.awsna.org

www.whywaldorfworks.org


If you're interested in Waldorf Teacher Training or you’re interested in Foundation Studies in Anthroposophy:

www.rsct.ca (Toronto)

www.steinercollege.edu (Sacramento)

www.sunbridge.edu (New York)

www.antiochne.edu (New England)