Waldorf in the News
A Silicon Valley Waldorf School That Doesn’t Compute, New York Times, October 2011.
Early Childhood Education in the News
A proposal for what post-coronavirus schools should do (instead of what they used to do), Washington Post, April 2020. A call to prioritize play in schools, the best way for children to learn.
Let the Kids Learn Through Play, New York Times, May 2015. The importance of play-based early childhood education, citing numerous studies and research.
This Really Isn’t Kindergarten Anymore, Washington Post, May 2015. A local article that cites text, written by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, about problems with today’s kindergarten and the emphasis on academics rather than socialization and learning through play.
I pushed my pre-K students toward reading. And I feel guilty about it. Washington Post, January 2015. Hurrying to teach kids to read can crowd out an element proven to bolster positive learning outcomes: play. Discusses the value of play as sense-making and experience-building.
All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed, Atlantic, October 2011. For more than fifty years, children’s free play time has been continually declining, and it’s keeping them from turning into confident adults. Highlights five ways play benefits kids.