Time

The teacher as temporal artist

By Christof Wiechert, February 2017

Structuring a lesson is an art. The medium with which the creative teacher has to work is time. It can be compressed and stretched, knotted and undone. The harmonious relationship between both these things is what constitutes a significant part of the art of education, says Christof Wiechert, for many years a class teacher and former head of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum. [more]

Publisher's View, Time

Magic moments

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, February 2017

Sacred moments sometimes occur in the life of a class. They cannot be summoned, planned or, least of all, held fast, but we can hold the door open for them and be vigilant that they don’t pass by unnoticed. What constitutes such sacred moments? [more]

Series

Music as a school for humanity

By Peter Dellbrügger, April 2014

“You always want to play first fiddle!” – “You always have to call the tune!” – “Stop blowing your own trumpet!” – “There really has to be a change of tune!” Such examples could be continued at length and they have one thing in common: they are images and expressions which describe social processes or characteristics using musical situations. [more]

Column

News from the AD(H)D front

By Henning Köhler, September 2015

Shortly before his death, the US psychiatrist Leon Eisen­berg, one of the “inventors” of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, confessed that this was a prime example of a fabricated illness. He deeply regretted his error because the actual (mostly psychosocial) causes for the symptoms were ignored if an inherited neurochemical imbalance is assumed and methylphenidate prescribed. [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]

Waldorf worldwide, Violence

Magic moments. The international eurythmy project “What moves you” in Berlin

By Christian Boettger, January 2017

At the end of the performance of “Magic Moments - What moves You” on 27 August 2016 in the Komische Oper in Berlin there was rapturous applaus and a standing ovation for the 70 young people from a total of 18 countries throughout the world, the orchestra – the Gnessin Virtuosi Moscow – and the colleagues in the artistic direction.  [more]

Young writers, Refugees

The dark corner

By Clara Deifel, October 2016

I know they haven’t done me any harm. I know it’s not their fault. I know they’re not any different to us. I know that people who think like that are racists. And yet my heart always beats a little bit faster as I hurry past giving the “dark corner” a wide berth. [more]

Spotlight, After-school care

Vaccination – yes and no

By Stephanie Sieburg, September 2016

I carried my daughter, then eight months old, in a baby sling. I breast fed her until she was seven months old – exclusively. She is a healthy, happy and sparkling child. Today we have an information meeting about vaccination. I am sitting with my daughter in the waiting room and am nervous. I have a vague feeling of uncertainty. [more]

Media

Earth healing

By Marina N. Monteiro, November 2014

An artist, a teacher, a landscape architect, a healer, an incorrigible dreamer and visionary, a world-traveling regenerator, a craftsman who opens up blockages and brings light into matter. Johannes Matthiessen acclaims to be a little bit of all, a mixture of everything. And after reading his amazing book I could not agree more. [more]