Inside Waldorf

In the Classroom

Fostering Passionate and Skilled Readers June 14, 2016

Washington Waldorf’s approach to teaching reading skills helps students develop a rich vocabulary and a deep understanding of meaning that goes well beyond the words on the page.

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In the News

Experts Support Age-Appropriate Reading Instruction June 14, 2016

The Waldorf method of tailoring reading lessons to each student’s stage of development is supported by a 2015 report by the Alliance for Childhood and Defending the Early Years.

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Spotlight

Love of Language Binds Teacher to Waldorf June 14, 2016

A Saul Bellow book may have piqued Valerie LeBlanc’s interest in Waldorf education, but the longtime English teacher cites its emphasis on imagination and language in sealing the deal.

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What's Happening at WWS

Event Showcases Foreign Language Skills June 14, 2016

The annual Day of the Languages event in February gives middle and high school students the opportunity to showcase their foreign language skills and cultural understanding through performance and humor.

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In the Classroom

Teaching Geometry From Every Angle January 14, 2016

For a broader understanding, our school integrates geometry with other subjects, connects it to nature and real-life applications, and even uses it to illuminate questions about truth.

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In the News

Rooting Education In Nature January 14, 2016

Waldorf in the Woods immerses kindergartners in the outdoors every day, to nurture the open-ended, self-directed play critical for physical and mental development. This program puts WWS at the forefront of the U.S. outdoor education movement.

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Spotlight

Art, Science, and the Waldorf Way January 14, 2016

Sarah, an architect, and David, a software developer — parents of WWS students — explain how their professions reinforce their belief that Waldorf’s methods are the best for preparing their daughters to be successful in college and in life.

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What's Happening at WWS

Inspiring Students With The Main Lesson January 14, 2016

Washington Waldorf students start each day with longer “main lesson blocks” that immerse them in one area of study — providing the depth of knowledge, independent thinking, and love of learning they will need to succeed.

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