Cyber Civics: Digital Literacy for Middle Schoolers

  • By Brian Buckle
  • 22 Sep, 2017

by Waldorf Moraine | Sep 14, 2017 | Language Arts, Media, Middle School, Waldorf Education |

The answer is simple. Anyone who has paid attention can see how our world has changed since the introduction of the commercial internet, and even more rapidly since the introduction of the smartphone. It’s confusing enough for us as adults to navigate in this new frontier of constant online notifications, newsfeeds, and social media. But these tools—and they are ultimately just tools—are not going away. The answer is not to hide from them, but rather to learn to use them mindfully, so we are their masters and not the other way around... READ MORE

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For his kindergarten-readiness at a Blue Ribbon School, four-year-old Lukas was asked to count to 30 and find the letters from his name in a list placed before him. His family was impressed he walked confidently into the classroom alone with a stranger to follow instructions and perform independent tasks. However, Lukas failed the screening.
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By Brian Buckle 22 Sep, 2017
The answer is simple. Anyone who has paid attention can see how our world has changed since the introduction of the commercial internet, and even more rapidly since the introduction of the smartphone. It’s confusing enough for us as adults to navigate in this new frontier of constant online notifications, newsfeeds, and social media. But these tools—and they are ultimately just tools—are not going away. The answer is not to hide from them, but rather to learn to use them mindfully, so we are their masters and not the other way around... READ MORE
By Brian Buckle 31 Aug, 2017
Why Waldorf works has more to do with how the brain develops and functions optimally than Rudolf Steiner ever could have known. Sure the educator and founder of Waldorf Education theorized convincingly about how children learn best, but until MRIs and other sophisticated measures of the brain were developed, we had no way to prove or disprove any of Steiner’s theories, not with the kind of precision and accuracy we can now.   READ MORE
By Brian Buckle 07 Jul, 2017

Waldorf education has a lot of support. With over 1,000 schools operating around the world and a 100-year track record, Waldorf has stood the test of time. But what do the experts say? Let’s find out. READ MORE

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