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Autism and the Soul Quality of the Child – Special Needs/ Inclusive Education PD Day



Autism and the Soul Quality of the Child – Special Needs/ Inclusive Education PD Day

Autism and the Soul Quality of the Child INCLUSIVE EDUCATION Meeting the VIT & ATSIL standards of “inclusive education for all students with disabilities and additional needs”. Saturday 26 August 8:30am – 4:00pm Keynote speaker: Barbara Baldwin   MSPA; B.Sc. Speech Pathology; Dip Special Education; Dip Chirophonetic Therapy Barbara Baldwin is a speech pathologist and special […]

Inclusive Education – PD Day



Inclusive Education – PD Day

2017 Victorian & Tasmanian Steiner Teachers (SEA Member Schools) Professional Development Day Meeting the VIT & ATSIL standards of “inclusive education for all students with disabilities and additional needs”. Friday 25 August 8:30am – 4:00pm view Schedule here view Workshops here book Tickets here   Keynote speaker: Barbara Baldwin   MSPA; B.Sc. Speech Pathology; Dip Special Education; […]

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework



Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

The following article was written by Heather Shumaker for Salon.com Published on March 6 2015. Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good on. “There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of […]

Class 6 Ancient Greek – Sophia Mundi Steiner School



Class 6 Ancient Greek – Sophia Mundi Steiner School

The class has written the Greek alphabeta and found all the letters that are just the same in English! This week we claped it, stomped it and wrote it in the air with our feet! We explored the many word forms in English that have come to us from Ancient Greek and discovered that “We […]

No Homework – Alternative Education Programs



A very interesting story on homework in the Primary years and whether it is the best use of children’s time. http://www.9jumpin.com.au/show/60minutes/stories/2015/october/homework/

The Importance of Fairy Tales – Alternative Education Australia – Steiner Education



On the Importance of Fairy Tales Should we continue to read these often frightening stories to our children? Post published by Sheila Kohler on Jun 06, 2014 in Dreaming for Freud   Fairy tales, of course, have been with us for a long time. Some of the earliest were written in a Neapolitan dialect by […]

The Class 1 Journey – Steiner Education – Alternative schools Melbourne



Class 1 2014   “One for the golden sun, two for the night and day, three for me, for here I find strong limbs, warm heart and a clear true mind. Four for the seasons slowly turning, five for the stars so brightly burning, six for the honeycomb and for the bees who bring their sweet […]

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child



The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child Posted: 05/29/2013 11:29 am EDT Updated: 07/29/2013 5:12 am EDT  Chris Rowan – Huff Post Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 […]

Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm – Alternative Education



Early Academic Training Produces Long-Term Harm Research reveals negative effects of academic preschools and kindergartens. Post published by Peter Gray on May 05, 2015 in Freedom to Learn Source: Google images approved for reuse Many preschool and kindergarten teachers have told me that they are extremely upset—some to the point of being ready to resign—by […]