(See Resource Links Archives 2011 - 2012)
Technology, Brain Development and Other Interesting Articles
2012 - 2013
Your Phone vs. Your Heart
CAN you remember the last time you were in a public space in America and didn’t notice that half the people around you were bent over a digital screen, thumbing a connection to somewhere else?
By Barbara L. Fredrickson, The New York Times, March 23, 2013
The digital age has changed what it means to "search"
by Nicholas Carr, Marketplace, American Public Media, Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Sorcerer's Apprentice: Mind over Machinery
By Douglas Gerwin, PhD
Pediatricians say kids need recess during school
By Andrew M. Seaman | Reuters – Mon, Dec 31, 2012
Take Two Hours of Pine Forest and Call me in the Morning
These days, screen-addicted Americans are more stressed out and distracted than ever. And nope, there’s no app for that. But there is a radically simple remedy: get outside. Florence Williams travels to the deep woods of Japan, where researchers are backing up the surprising theory that nature can lower your blood pressure, fight off depression, beat back stress—and even prevent cancer.
By Florence Williams, Outside Magazine, December 2012
Vandana Shiva: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest
Today, at a time of multiple crises, we need to move away from thinking of nature as dead matter to valuing her biodiversity, clean water, and seeds. For this, nature herself is the best teacher.
Yes Magazine, December 5, 2012
(Editor's note: Dr. Vandana Shiva was a keynote speaker at the "Future of Agriculture" conference in 2011 at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland)
Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say
By Matt Richtel, The New York Times, Published: November 1, 2012
Is "secondhand" TV taking a toll on kids?
CNN Health, by Amanda Gardner, Health.com
updated 7:17 AM EDT, Mon October 1, 2012
Bootstrapping A Child's Education - California's DIY School
Waldorf Education featured in Forbes!
Forbes / Logistics & Transportation / 9/19/2012
Back to School
As kids and teachers head back to school, we wanted to turn away from questions about politics and unions and money and all the regular school stuff people argue about, and turn to something more optimistic — an emerging theory about what to teach kids, from Paul Tough's new book How Children Succeed.
This American Life from WBEZ, Sept. 14, 2012
No More 1950’s: How Simplicity Parenting is the Way to Prepare Kids for a Complex Future
This article first appeared in the Huffington Post in September 2012. This is an edited version of that article
By Kim John Payne
Spoiled Rotten: Why do kids rule the roost?
Why are American Kids so spoiled? Click on the link above to find out.
Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, July 2, 2012
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.
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Bob & Nancy’s Services – A comprehensive web site for Waldorf education and
anthroposophy. Includes a bookshop, general store, synopses of Steiner’s lectures, links to all Waldorf school web sites, and more.
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:
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