Living Teachers, Travelling with Children

The storyteller of Bersive

By Reta Lüscher-Rieger, October 2017

Hameed Jirdo lives in the Bersive refugee camp in Kurdistan, northern Iraq. He works daily with traumatised children. Reta Lüscher-Rieger and Raphaela Ehmcke from the Friends of Waldorf Education spoke with him. [more]

Early childhood, Cultivating Leisure

The journey from kindergarten to school

By Stefanie Greubel, August 2017

Transitions are part of childhood. There is no other age at which they occur so frequently. The change from kindergarten to school is particularly incisive, also for the family. Almost one year before the actual move to school, a transition phase starts in kindergarten which is marked by numerous rituals, particular actions, but also a change in the status of the children and new challenges. [more]

Early childhood, Life's Miracle

A changing childhood or changing children?

By Elke Rüpke, May 2017

Children change along with the society in which they grow up. This becomes very apparent when you compare the children of today with the children of previous generations. But what do these changes consist of? Elke Rüpke from the Waldorf preschool teacher training seminar in Stuttgart summarises the observations of teachers at various Waldorf Schools. [more]

Living Teachers, Life's Miracle

Mr. Flo and the football

By Cornelie Unger-Leistner, Celia Schönstedt, May 2017

Ex-Waldorf pupil Florian Zech has founded a non-profit social enterprise in South Africa. [more]

Living lessons

What does mathematics have to do with chickens?

By Katrin Gerboth, April 2017

The biodynamic farm Gärtnerhof Callenberg in Coburg has recently undergone expansion, giving it more space for chickens. After the first batch of eggs hatched, and while the chicks wait to find a comfortable home, the class 5 at the Coburg Rudolf Steiner School took on the responsibility of planning a coop for them.  [more]

Living lessons

Repair, don’t throw away

By Walter Kraus, April 2017

Pupils at the Schwabing Rudolf Steiner School in Munich are learning how to repair things – with support from volunteer instructors – as well as the principles of sustainable management. [more]

Living lessons, Social Threefolding

Profit or the common good?

By Christoph Köhler, March 2017

Economics lessons critical of the system in class 12 at the Waldorf school in Prien. [more]

Early childhood, Time

What children wish for

By Katharina Offenborn, February 2017

Christmas is coming. Every year parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and godparents look for suitable presents. The toy industry is booming. Children are snowed under with toys and even if the pleasure is great at the beginning, many of them will soon lie abandoned – year after year – because only few toys are suitable for playing with. [more]

Living lessons, Time

The spirit of Christmas

By Catherine Keppel, February 2017

Why A Christmas Carol in class 8? Not only can the pupils identify with the transformation of the misanthrope Scrooge from Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol into a philanthropist but they can also learn skills which will serve them well into the future. [more]

Living Teachers, Time

Working on tasks of humanity

By Peter Lang, February 2017

For the 100th birthday of Helmut von Kügelgen. [more]

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