Recreating the Sistine Chapel

I led a tour of my daughter’s 7th grade classroom at the Waldorf School of Baltimore yesterday and found the class laying under their desks, in the dark, in silence. Two of the students explained to the group that they were studying Michelangelo, and that he had to lay on his back on scaffolding, working…

A World Through the Hands

Renate Hiller is a fiber artist and educator whose work is inspired by the work of Rudolph Steiner. In this video interview Ms. Hiller talks about her work, and about the importance of handcrafts in education in general, and in Waldorf Education in particular. “The use of the hands is vital for the human being,…

STEM + Art = STEAM

There is a prevailing consensus that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects are not adequately addressed in most schools, and that our graduates—and our society—will fall behind in innovation capacity because they will lack the skills represented by STEM. Indeed, the recently published Common Core emphasizes the need to expand STEM education in most grades….