Sacramento Waldorf School https://sacwaldorf.org The Premier Waldorf School in the Sacramento Area Fri, 26 Mar 2021 20:10:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7 https://sacwaldorf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/sws_notext_logo-150x150.png Sacramento Waldorf School https://sacwaldorf.org 32 32 Teaching Kids to Love Science https://sacwaldorf.org/teaching-kids-to-love-science/ Sat, 13 Mar 2021 01:23:06 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=81049 We take an experiential and project based approach to science, which engages students and sparks their curiosity. It also gives them skills that will help them be more successful in life and work: exploration, critical thinking, and problem-solving through collaboration.

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Want Smarter Kids? Teach Music, Not Coding https://sacwaldorf.org/smarter-kids-teach-music/ Tue, 02 Mar 2021 00:00:51 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=80928 Want Smarter Kids? Teach Music, Not Coding, According to MIT
The latest neuroscience shows that learning a musical instrument increases brain power.

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Alumni Highlights, February 11, 2021 https://sacwaldorf.org/alumni-highlights-february-11-2021/ Wed, 24 Feb 2021 23:40:28 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=80882 Our February 2021 “Alumni Highlights” webinar featured Raymond Gonzalez, a professional guitarist and music teacher. Raymond is a graduate of the first SWS high school class, in 1978. He treated our community to a 30 minute concert and follow-up Q&A session. He has performed for audiences throughout the US, is ...

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Using Arts Education to Help Other Lessons Stick https://sacwaldorf.org/arts-education/ Fri, 19 Feb 2021 22:19:24 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=80802 Insights from neuroscience suggest that arts education can play additional important roles in how children learn.

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The Power Of Social And Emotional Learning: Why SEL Is More Important Than Ever https://sacwaldorf.org/power-of-social-emotional/ Wed, 27 Jan 2021 19:43:11 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=80578 It’s become increasingly critical that we embrace and embed social and emotional learning (SEL) in both in-school and out-of-school environments.

What does SEL focus on? The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) has established five core competencies

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A Young Poet’s Inspiration https://sacwaldorf.org/poets-inspiration/ Tue, 26 Jan 2021 01:48:00 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=80728 This interview was published in the New York Times on February 28, 2018.

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How do Schools Keep Students Motivated? https://sacwaldorf.org/how-do-schools-keep-students-motivated/ Thu, 14 Jan 2021 00:23:57 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=80476 New York Times: Motivation flourishes where students feel autonomous, supported and competent. Our hands-on curriculum and supportive faculty help children become engaged students with a passion for learning.

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Why Teacher-Student Relationships Matter https://sacwaldorf.org/why-teacher-student-relationships-matter/ Mon, 04 Jan 2021 20:31:57 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=80334 Education watchers have long known that the relationship with a teacher can be critically important to how well students learn. But emerging research is giving a clearer picture than ever of how teachers can build and leverage strong relationships with their students.

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Alumni Highlights, December 2, 2020 https://sacwaldorf.org/alumni-highlights-december-2-2020/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 20:00:16 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=79846 Our third “Alumni Highlights” webinar featured two graduates who work in the fields of “UX” or User Experience and Information Sciences. The conversation with Ren Pope ’83 and Stefan Klocek ’93 provided a fascinating look into these careers. They also spoke of the impact and opportunity of their Waldorf education ...

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Alumni Highlights, November 4, 2020 https://sacwaldorf.org/alumni-highlights-november-4-2020/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 13:51:28 +0000 https://sacwaldorf.org/?p=79865 Our second “Alumni Highlights” webinar on November 4, 2020 featured Mosie Boyd, a Class of 1987 graduate who has devoted her life to politics, activism and getting women elected. Faculty emeritus Betty Staley facilitated our conversation with Mosie. It was a fascinating discussion to have in the midst of our national election.  Watch ...

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