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]

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 Teachers, Time

Working on tasks of humanity

By Peter Lang, February 2017

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

Living Teachers, Violence

Making anthroposophy and Waldorf education academically accessible

January 2017

Interview with Jost Schieren, professor of Waldorf education at Alanus University in Alfter/Bonn. [more]

Living Teachers, After-school care

A piece of Congo in my pocket

By Michael Benner, September 2016

The former child soldier Junior Nzita Nsuami has become an ambassador against war. [more]

Living Teachers, Work & Family Balance

The first volunteer

May 2016

Rasmus Precht was the first volunteer who in 1994 undertook “Alternative Service Abroad” with the Friends of Waldorf Education. Today the Friends are the largest German provider of volunteering services with currently 1,500 participants. [more]

Living Teachers, Search & Addiction

The absolute freedom of paper and paintbrush

April 2016

A visit to Arno Stern, the inventor of painting play. [more]

Living Teachers, School & Job

Johannes Matthiessen – artist of the earth. An obituary

By Christof Wiechert, March 2016

Johannes Matthiessen was an artist through and through. He studied architecture, taught art in Waldorf schools, was a visual artist, social artist and an artist of the earth – but above all he was a person who lived and worked with incredible intensity. [more]

Living Teachers

“The method convinced me”

May 2015

Friederike Bönner and Maximilian Buchka are traditionally trained teachers – and devote themselves wholly in their work to the education system established by Rudolf Steiner: Friederike Bönner is director of a Waldorf kindergarten and is at the point of completing a part-time course in early childhood education at Alanus University. The 71-year-old Maximilian Buchka teaches there as professor of special needs and early years education and offers reading courses for the texts of Rudolf Steiner. [more]

Living Teachers

Prison was the turning point

By Mathias Maurer, December 2014

Helmy Abouleish, son of the winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize and SEKEM founder Ibrahim Abouleish, is CEO of the SEKEM group in Egypt with more than 2,000 employees. He was charged with having given preferential treatment to SEKEM firms in allocating EU money and having collaborated with the “old” system of Hosni Mubarak. In order to avoid the arbitrary actions of the court, he obtained his release through a settlement. Nevertheless, in 2011 Abouleish spent a hundred days in the notorious Torah prison in Cairo. There he experienced an unexpected turning point. [more]

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