Essential Waldorf

Cream topping or existential basis? Waldorf education and art

By Andre Bartoniczek, November 2016

100 years of Waldorf education! This grand anniversary in 2019 will look at the founding motivation for initiating a comprehensive cultural impulse with the Waldorf school. What does that mean in relation to today? What must happen for an idea to turn into an impulse? [more]

Essential Waldorf

The main lesson as a work of art

By Johannes Braun, November 2016

Main lessons are one of the particular features of Waldorf education. For several weeks a class deals with a subject which is worked through with the teacher from all different aspects. A main lesson is all the more successful the more the lesson turns into art. [more]

Publisher's View, Essential Waldorf

Daughter of freedom

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, November 2016

In 1819 the Swiss educator and social reformer Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi wrote to James Pierrepont Greaves, a British educator, socialist and mystic: “I need not remind you of the importance of music because it is able to generate and support the highest feelings of which human beings are capable.”  [more]

Early childhood, Essential Waldorf

Learning to grasp the body

By Philipp Gelitz, November 2016

When there is talk about education in early childhood it can make us wince inwardly because what is meant by that is early learning. People talks about “support” in a well-meaning way. [more]

Living lessons, Essential Waldorf

¡Viva el español!

By Birgit Eschenbaum, Vicky Lucio-Fülöp, Anne Wolf, November 2016

Why Spanish is a valuable addition to the Waldorf curriculum. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Essential Waldorf

How children thrive. International Early Childhood Conference in Dornach

By Sven Saar, November 2016

“The human being should affirm the world!” Florian Osswald exclaims, encapsulating the objectives of Waldorf education in a single sentence. [more]