Resources, Articles & Information


Depth and Meaning in education

The Seven Gateways: A child’s yearning for deep connection and relational learning

Ensouling our schools: A book about holistic education that values the spiritual and emotional dimensions of learning

Education as a Living Art- This beautiful video explains how Living Education is essential to all humans as we rise to meet the greatest need of our time….our need for ensouled participation in Earth’s diverse community of life.

 

Media Wisdoms

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Mind Over Machinery- A great article on balancing technology, appropriate use, and child development, etc

Media Mindfullness: A video about media, presented in the context Waldorf education

The Dark Consensus About Screens: New York Times Article

Young People Online: 21st century life, the digital world and sensory integration


Early Childhood and Nature

The Gift of Nature: Reflections of a Forest Kindergarten Parent

The Campaign for Commercial Free Childhood: A non profit organization dedicated to gathering research and information about commercialism’s effect on children

Why Nature Matters: Article in Washington Post, set in Asheville!

Robin Hood Forest Kindergarten: A beautiful and informative video from NY Times Magazine

Kids Gone Wild: Video on Forest Kindergartens in Denmark

Waldorf Forest Kindergarten in Florida: Video


ADOLEScence, Middle and High school

Education’s Role in Curbing Teen Anxiety: The effects of media culture and outmoded educational models

Healthy Sleep and Teens: great resource about how important it is for our culture to adapt to and support healthy sleep cycles fro adolescents.

Rites of Passage: An article by Rachael Kessler on the 3 cycles of emotional/spiritual learning in adolescence, and how rites of passage for each transition are essential

Adolescent Education: Bringing the Will into Thinking

Fairtest.org- A growing list of over 1000 colleges that allow entry on broad merit, rather than SAT/ACT scores

AB Technical College- Our local community college offers classes to 11/12th grade students that earn credit towards a degree. Click here to learn more about transfer pathways we support at SOLA.

College entry from a program like ours- This article explains in simple terms how our students can enter the college of their choice with ease and support from our SOLA faculty.

Homeschool to College: The Essential Guide. This article is remarkable reassuring and helpful! It is a well compiled resource treasury for college entry from a program like SOLA, and dissolves any myths about preparedness that might be creating worry for you or your teen learner.

Step by step process for college entry- There's a common misconception that homeschoolers have difficulty when it comes to getting into college. This may have been true 20 years ago, but these days, colleges are making the process of admissions for homeschoolers simple and fair. In fact, many colleges are now seeking out homeschoolers themselves, as homeschooled students tend to be excellent college students. This article highlights the advantages of graduating from a program like SOLA, and how colleges- like Harvard, Yale, Duke, MIT, Stanford- often seek out students like ours!