Technology, Brain Development and Other Interesting Articles
2012 - 2013
The Touch-Screen Generation
What will it mean for their development?
Please take a ten minute break from your day to see this TEDx Talk that features Jack Petrash from the Washington Waldorf School in Bethesda, Maryland, speaking about his 40 years of teaching:
The more views the presentation gets, the more likely it is to survive to be kept in the TED Talk archives. Thanks for your help! Warm greetings in the busy month of May, Patrice Maynard, AWSNA/Research Institute
Cursive Benefits Go Beyond Writing
Maine Growers Link Biodynamics, Organic
Your Phone vs. Your Heart
The digital age has changed what it means to "search"
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Mind over Machinery
Pediatricians say kids need recess during school
Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call me in the Morning
Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest
Yes Magazine, December 5, 2012
Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say
Is "secondhand" TV taking a toll on kids?
Waldorf Education featured in Forbes!
Forbes / Logistics & Transportation / 9/19/2012
Back to School
This article first appeared in the Huffington Post in September 2012. This is an edited version of that article
Why are American Kids so spoiled? Click on the link above to find out.
The web site of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America, an association of independent Waldorf schools and Waldorf teacher education institutes. AWSNA’s mission is to strengthen and support the schools and to inform the public about the benefits of Waldorf education.
The Center supports schools worldwide by continually renewing Waldorf teachers and those who stand with them as administrators, trustees, parents, and friends. Courses are offered in:
The Center offers Foundations Studies at Merriconeag Waldorf School in Freeport, Maine. For more information call, 865-3900 x 108.
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G 12 to Hermit Island for Marine Biology:
Sun, Sept 14 - Fri, Sept 15. Merriconeag seniors join seniors from other eastern seaboard Waldorf schools for a week of Marine Biology at beautiful Hermit Island.
Tues, Sept 16, 6:15 pm
G 2, 5, & 6 Parent Evenings:
Wed, Sept 17, 7:00 pm.
MS XC Race :
Thurs, Sept 18, MS XC race at Gull Crest Field in Cape Elizabeth. Cape hosts Merriconeag, Greely, Jordan Small (Raymond), and Waynflete. Boys run at 4 pm, girls at 4:30. Come on out and cheer for our middle school teams!
HS XC Race :
Fri, Sept 19. HS XC race at Freeport. Freeport hosts Merriconeag, Poland and York. Boys race at 4:30, girls at 5. We hope to see you there!
Class Photo Day:
Tues, Sept 23. (Rain date: Wed, Sept 24)
G 7 Parent Evening:
Tues, Sept 23, 7:00 pm - Grade 7 Parent Evening.
The Gift of a Commercial-Free Childhood:
Wed, Oct 8, 7 pm.
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Donation at the door.
Dr. Susan Linn, Director of The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood & Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will discuss the commercialization of childhood and ways to protect our children.