Publisher's View, Perspectives

G20 and the life that fits

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, November 2017

Eighty years ago Charlie Chaplin’s brilliant film Modern Times put its finger on a question which has continued to grow in importance: are we heading towards a standardised, anonymous mass society in which the individual person is degraded into a tiny cog in the machine, one interchangeable production factor among many others? [more]

Editorial

Welcome to Waldorf

By Mathias Maurer, November 2017

Once again almost 7,000 pupils are joining a class 1 in a Waldorf school. And their parents are looking expectantly to their future with many questions. How will my child develop? Will they learn? With what qualifications will they leave school? Was the decision to send them to a Waldorf school the correct one?  [more]

Editorial

Itchy feet for home

By Mathias Maurer, October 2017

We’re sitting on our suitcases. The flight is delayed. A mass of people is passing through the terminals and security. The children watch the crowds. [more]

Publisher's View, Gender*

What’s your belief?

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, September 2017

My dear old aunt Ninne in Hamburg slept feet first towards the open window so that when she was called to heaven on Judgement Day she would not go head first through the window pane. [more]

Editorial

Sex ≠ Gender

By Mathias Maurer, September 2017

I had my first gender experience at the swimming pool. [more]

Publisher's View, Cultivating Leisure

Keep dancing!

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, August 2017

The birds are singing, the trees blossoming, the bees humming, the moles digging, the wren is peeking out of the old wood pile and the squirrels are flitting about the trees – spring! ... and I am incredibly grateful and happy about it! In 1962 the ecological best seller Silent Spring was published by the biologist Rachel Carson and its title still makes me shudder: what if spring really did remain silent? [more]

Editorial

At leisure

By Mathias Maurer, August 2017

Nowadays we immediately think of idleness, inaction, loafing about and shirking. [more]

Publisher's View, Digital Educators

Moving mountains

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, July 2017

“This class is impossible to teach!” With these encouraging words, a colleague handed me the list of names of my new class 1 pupils the last time I took over a class. [more]

Editorial

The shadow self

By Mathias Maurer, July 2017

Attacks by hackers on institutions such as the German government, the banks, the German Association of Waldorf Schools, the publisher Verlag Freies Geistesleben and the editorial staff of Erziehungskunst have begun to increase severely. These institutions are having to take increasingly costly steps to protect themselves, and still they end up lagging behind because there is no such a thing as complete protection. [more]

Editorial

Wondrous ways

By Mathias Maurer, May 2017

“Why do we exist at all?” my youngest asked me. Another sudden, unexpected question that brings me to a standstill. [more]

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