If you're imagining a high-tech learning environment, think again. The Waldorf School of the Peninsula suscribes to a teaching philosophy focused on physical activity and learning through creative, hands-on tasks. Computers aren't used because of the theory they inhibit creative thinking, movement, human interaction and attention spans.
Interestingly, three-quarters of the students have parents a with high-tech connection. Pierre Laurent, who works at a high-tech start-up, and who formerly worked at Intel and Microsoft, has three children in Waldorf schools. His wife also teaches for one.
"Engagement is about human contact, the contact with the teacher, the contact with their peers," he says.
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