Will attending a Waldorf School improve our children’s health?

As a parent of children at the Waldorf School of Baltimore I can attest to the value of Waldorf Education, based on my experience with my own children and their classmates. Clearly, however, this judgement is based on anecdotal, subjective observations. As a scientist who gravitates towards claims supported by hard data I always seek…

Curiosity is addictive

I teach medical and graduate students, and I am often struck by the relative lack of curiosity in some of these intelligent young people, all of whom have had highly regarded college and high school careers. (Don’t get me wrong, many of them are fabulously curios!) One reason I am enthusiastic about Waldorf Education is…

Standardized test score gains ≠ cognitive gains

A new study shows that students who achieve the highest gains on standardized tests do not show improvements in their cognitive skills. The research was conducted by groups at MIT, Harvard, and Brown, and funded by the NIH and the Gates Foundation. It examined about 1,400 eighth graders, from Boston’s public and charter schools. The…

Coffee & Conversation: Evidence Based Parenting

Evidence Based Parenting: You Can Make A Difference Join us for Coffee and Conversation on Wednesday, November 6 at 8:30 am The discussion will be led by Dr. Anne Townsend, President and Chief Academic Officer of Mariposa Child Success Programs, and current WSB parent. The discussion will explore how Waldorf embodies what we now know…