Waldorf teaching method uses arts-based approach to boost learning

09/1/2009 | Edutopia magazine

A California educator is praising a teaching method that integrates the arts into lessons and allows students to learn at their own pace. The practice, known as the Waldorf methods, lets students connect poems and songs to numbers and letters, and teachers alternate monthly between teaching about numbers and teaching about letters -- a practice designed to boost students' long-term memory. Teachers also move with their students as they advance through grades.

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