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Faculty and Staff Gratitude 2020

Thank you to the BVWS community! On behalf of all the faculty and staff of BVWS, thank you for all you do! We appreciate your support through thick and thin. This year has presented us with many challenges and obstacles, and we are so grateful to be part of this...

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Not All Screen Time is the Same!

Not All Screen Time is the Same!

Not all screen time is created equally! Talking to grandma on Facetime for an hour is not the same as watching a movie. Conferencing with classmates on Zoom throughout the day is not the same as playing six hours of video games. At this time we have the opportunity to distinguish what types of screen time is positive or negative. Take note of how you and your family feel after a particular activity…

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Teaching (and learning) is relationship based!

Teaching (and learning) is relationship based!

Waldorf education around the world, as at BVWS, has converted to distance education from home. While this may be surprising, it’s important to remember our pedagogical philosophies. Waldorf education focuses on developmentally appropriate and meaningful experiences for children. Distance learning remains true to this educational approach.

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Setting up a space in your home for distance learning

Setting up a space in your home for distance learning

This doesn’t have to be a conventional classroom or office setup; get creative in the kitchen or living room! Maintaining rhythm, as much as possible, is a critical grounding technique as we pioneer this time of social distancing. Try to avoid school in your child’s bedroom: your child can “go to school” in the living room and then “go home” to their bedroom…

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Getting started with Google Classroom

Getting started with Google Classroom

At Boulder Valley Waldorf School our teachers are dedicated to delivering quality Waldorf learning activities that are close to what your child would experience at school but with a manageable balance of more independent work. Each class is uniquely tailored to the...

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Our BVWS Approach to Distance Learning

Our BVWS Approach to Distance Learning

Read the BVWS Principles and Best Practice for BVWS Distance Learning This week has been one of upheaval and unwelcome change. We know this is a challenging time and we want to ensure that you know the school is here to support you.  Over the last week, the faculty...

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