Disruptive Children Benefit from Tailored Intervention

Waldorf Principle Explored: The Temperaments

At some point in exploring Waldorf education you have probably heard about the importance of knowing your student’s temperament and how you can use it to be a more effective teacher in the classroom. This concept is important but also unique to Waldorf education. The article below explores how incorporating this knowledge into all classrooms could benefit more children…

New York University

Young children with disruptive behaviors have fewer opportunities to learn in school than their focused peers, and are at risk for lower levels of academic achievement. These children often have high maintenance temperaments, characterized by high physical activity, low ability to persist at tasks, and negative reactions to even minor situations.

A new study in the journal Early Childhood Research Quarterly finds that kindergartners and first graders with high maintenance temperaments showed less disruptive behavior and more active engagement and on-task behavior in the classroom, thanks to a program that helps teachers, parents, and students recognize and adapt to individual differences.

Read the full article HERE.

Find resources to help you tailor your student’s classroom experience HERE.

This article is part of our “Waldorf Education in the News” series. We use this series of posts to direct you to news relating to Waldorf educational principles highlighted in the news or supported by scientific studies. To see more articles like this click the “Waldorf in the News” link to the right. You can use this series to gain more insight yourself or help others understand why you choose Waldorf education for your child.

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