Welcome to the Parent’s Corner, an online resource for Novato Charter School families created to support their children’s educational journey.
The resources within this section have been carefully reviewed and selected by NCS teachers and our Director for relevant and timely content, and include articles on Waldorf Education, our Specialty Programs, Education in general, Children and Media, Nature Education, and Charter Schools.
Books | Children & Media | General Education | Nature Education | Public Waldorf℠ Education | Whole-Child Education | The Arts in Education
Parents are welcome to comment on any of these resources, or suggest new ones by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way by Amanda Ripley
Navigating the Terrain of Childhood by Jack Petrash
Understanding Waldorf Education, Teaching from the Inside Out by Jack Petrash
Why Democracy Needs the Humanities by Martha C. Nussbaum
Waldorf Education, A Family Guide Edited by Pamela Johnson and Karen Rivers – Michaelmas Press
Children and Media
Education in General
A Call to Action for Public Schools Time Magazine’s Sept. 20, 2010 article.
Public Waldorf℠ Curriculum
Comprehensive curriculum descriptions from the Alliance for Public Waldorf℠ Education:
Waldorf Science Curriculum by David Jelinek
Saying “NO,” when done judiciously and appropriately, is a gift all children deserve. Read how.
How Schools Kill Creativity by Sir Ken Robinson
Bring On the Learning Revolution! In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk (see above), Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.
The Arts in Education
Art is essential to the way we teach at the Novato Charter School, and is creatively integrated into every core subject: language, mathematics, history, science, etc.
Click the links below to learn more about why the arts are essential to education.