Here are a few great articles about WSP or Waldorf in general.
Preparing for Life
Want to get your Kids into College? Let them Play. →
Skills learned through a play based curriculum, such as self regulation, empathy, and conflict resolution, are the best way to guarantee a child’s success in college—even Harvard.
— Special to CNN December 29, 2010
Scientific Discovery and Innovation Can Depend on Engaging More Students in the Arts. →
The strong link between the arts and high performance in science is surprising, and integrating the two “must become a priority for any school that wants to produce students capable of creative participation in a science-dominated society like ours.”
— The Art and Craft of Science, February 2013
Play Power: How to Turn Around Our Creativity Crisis. →
The division between work and play is a myth. If America is going to teach its youth to innovate, we need to unite the two.
— The Atlantic. May 2 2011
How to raise successful kids without — over-parenting
By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.
— TED Talks Live, 2016
Neuroscience and Learning
How Handwriting Trains the Brain: Forming Letters Is Key to Learning… →
Current research is discovering what Waldorf educators have long known — and what our students do every day in their “main lesson books” — that writing by hand engages the brain in learning and promotes the cultivation of ideas.
— The Wall Street Journal, October 5, 2010
Why Steiner Education Works: From a Neuroscientific Perspective. →
New research in neuroscience confirms what Waldorf educators have long known about learning, play, nature, and the brain.
— Magic Onion Blog, October 7, 2010
If you want your kid to get a good job, let them play more
Research shows that play is crucial in establishing the foundations of social, emotional, and academic learning.
— Quartz, February 28, 2018
Media and Technology
Brilliance in a Box: What do the Best Classrooms in the World Look Like? →
Surprise—the most innovative schools in the world do not tend to have the most innovative technology. “In most of the highest-performing systems, technology is remarkably absent…those systems place their efforts primarily on pedagogical practice rather than digital gadgets.”
— Slate Magazine Oct. 20, 2010
Media and Waldorf Education—A Film from Potential SF
In 2012, filmmaker Paul Zehrer (the producer/director of our own documentary) created an excellent video for the Marin Waldorf School on media and how it touches childrens’ and families’ lives.