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We bake bread as part of our weekly rhythm in our kindergartens. It is a time for our little ones to understand how our food is made, to participate in purposeful work, to use their creativity to shape the dough, to appreciate the entire process and all of the smells and tastes that go with it, and to celebrate the importance of gathering around the table. Here we share one of our beloved bread recipes to try at home!...

DWS School Counselor DWS Counselor Jenny Thompson, MA, LPC is available to families in need of support services. Reach out to her via email: jenniferthompson@denverwaldorf.org. Jenny’s Corner I wanted to remind our community that Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) may be intensified this year because of......

Halloween  joined the list of the many things that look different this year. But in Denver Waldorf fashion, we aren’t spooked about changing the face of our traditions to keep the children as safe as possible. Here’s what we’ve got in store for our beloved......

How do we ensure that our children, our students, are prepared to succeed in a rapidly evolving world? That question inspires Waldorf educators across the world. And our answer is: range. ...

It is no coincidence that today, September 29th, 2020, The Denver Waldorf community simultaneously celebrates Michaelmas and our school’s birthday.  With some faculty and staff gathering to commemorate the founding of our school 46 years ago, 6th grade teacher Ben Reynolds described the morning: With......

How do we ensure that our children, our students, are prepared to succeed in a rapidly evolving world? That question inspires Waldorf educators across the world. And our answer is: range. ...

When students at The Denver Waldorf School are asked what they love about their education, they often comment that they treasure their close relationships with teachers. They are full of gratitude to be surrounded by caring, dedicated and inspiring teachers. Our Teacher Spotlight series highlights a new teacher each month. Let's get to know David Johnson...

There’s no time like the present to revisit the wisdom of two DWS moms in creating rhythm and traditions in the home....

Waldorf window stars have long been a favorite way to brighten our classrooms and homes. This is an activity that can be shared easily with little hands to bring happiness to our homes and community! Below we share this simple Waldorf window start tutorial with your families....

When students at The Denver Waldorf School are asked what they love about their education, they often comment that they treasure their close relationships with teachers. They are full of gratitude to be surrounded by caring, dedicated and inspiring teachers. Our Teacher Spotlight series highlights a new teacher each month. Let's get to know Mariko Murase....

Waldorf’s approach to athletics fits within a broader movement to reclaim youth sports for what they once were and always should have been: fun, communal and participatory. There are no tryouts or cuts, even through high school. Instead, each athlete is inspired to reach their highest potential, contributing to the team through enthusiasm, hard work, grace, and resilience. Every athlete has their place on our teams....

Research on brain development continues to show the value of storytelling especially in those early years. When the child hears a story, their brain is engaged in imagining the characters and landscapes. This activity of imagining supports brain development that is necessary for the ability to do math, compose essays, critical thinking and many of the things we hope our children's education will provide. The simple act of storytelling, which is so much a part of Waldorf education, is vital to healthy development....

Rather than following the latest trends in education, Waldorf schools have stayed true to the pedagogical principles that are its foundation. One of those is the value of play....

We want our children to become confident, independent doers and directors of their own lives. They can, but we adults have to give them the time to find their own strength. We do not need to speed them up but to slow ourselves down and let the children lead us. We will all benefit....

Music has been and is an integral part of the Waldorf curriculum from pre-school through high school. Research has shown that there are benefits to music participation, from improved focus, motivation, and academic performance. ...

To kick off the new year, we welcomed back a panel of our alumni and hosted a discussion featuring graduates from classes spanning 1995 to 2019....

When students at The Denver Waldorf School are asked what they love about their education, they often comment that they treasure their close relationships with teachers. They are full of gratitude to be surrounded by caring, dedicated and inspiring teachers. Our Teacher Spotlight series highlights a new teacher each month. Let's get to know Nathan Ballenger....

This week's post references a study that investigated the impact of the arts on learning. One of the questions and concerns many parents have about Waldorf education is the prominence of the arts. This recent research supports what's been integral to the Waldorf pedagogy from its inception. ...

When our students are asked what they love about their education at The Denver Waldorf School, one answer we hear frequently is that they treasure their close  relationship with teachers. They are full of gratitude to be surrounded by caring, dedicated, and inspiring teachers. Our Teacher Spotlight series highlights a new teacher each month. Let's get to know Dr. Wayne Mayer....

Molding an elite athlete is not the end goal; rather, it is a byproduct of a healthy relationship to sports and movement. Beyond just winning, development of character is the emphasized result in the athletic arena....

"Holding the Question." It's a phrase you may hear from a Waldorf teacher. But what does this mean? It’s about allowing the child to show his parents, his teachers, his family, and his friends exactly who he is becoming, slowly and over time.  It’s about being patient and resisting the urge — however well-intentioned — to define a child too soon....

Heat, force, teamwork, and...snow . The beauty of blacksmithing! More than just forging metal, it is a practical application of theoretical ideas from physics, chemistry, and history, engaging the students through hands on learning....

Handwork is as integral to Waldorf education as drawing. Creating with ones hands focuses the will and intention, and as discussed in this article linked below, can promote mental health and well-being especially when it brings one into relationship within community....

  There’s no arguing that modern technology poses a range of dangers to your children’s development and to the value of their relationships. You know your child needs your guidance to develop a healthy relationship with technology, and to learn to regulate their own use......

From meditation to dreams, the vital health benefits of quieting our thoughts and exploring our mind have been well documented. Research supports the growing trend of including meditation in education. Schools worldwide have even gone as far as replacing detention and other traditionally punitive measures......

Innovations in technology means changes in the paths our children may take in the world. Work requiring a human touch is becoming more select. Yesterday’s jobs – and the security that came with them – are rapidly being replaced by either algorithms or creative thinkers......

We’ve developed a culture motivated by external rewards, unrelated compensation for work done. On a basic level, this drive is a natural extension of the give-take relationship between working members of a community. In a functioning society, all members participate in bringing goods to bear......

Being a teenager is challenging. On one hand they’re expected to be adults, to discover who they are in the myriad possibilities and support themselves physically and emotionally. Far too many teens are challenged to practically pick out a personality from a two-dimensional storefront of......

Problem solving gets a lot of attention, and for good reason. As an employee, those who can identify a problem and quickly find a solution can spare their team a lot of stress. And in today’s relatively egalitarian workspace, everyone is responsible for contributing ideas......

And How to Make Sure Your Child Is One of Them.   Innovation. Have you heard that word lately? Unless you’ve been away from the world for a while, chances are you hear it every day. You don’t just hear it, you live it. And......

The Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education recently conducted research to better understand the benefits of Waldorf Education with the purpose of examining how the unique, child-led education model prepares young people for the future. The results were staggering— read them here. The study......