Work & Family Balance

Work and family? A balancing act

By Christoph Meinecke, May 2016

Angelika Seifert is expecting her first child. She is 34 years old and works successfully as a finance broker with a major bank. Her job is important to her. She has worked in the industry for ten years and has three times moved into a higher and better paid position. Her career opportunities are good. She has been married for three years, although she has been in the relationship for seven. [more]

Publisher's View, Work & Family Balance

Waldorf box of tricks

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, May 2016

Maria R. has four children with the eldest one starting school after the summer holidays. She has stopped work to have time for her children. [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, Search & Addiction

Children need role models

By Werner Kuhfuss, April 2016

Werner Kuhfuss calls for the development of archetypes in kindergarten, the creation of a real theatre of life with mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, farmers, blacksmiths and artists. The author is not interested in entrenching stereotypes but primarily seeks to strengthen the masculine element in education. [more]

Living lessons, Search & Addiction

Bringing about peace through foreign language learning

By Erhard Hofmann, April 2016

Foreign language teaching – particularly in times of increasing insecurity through “foreign” influences – is of great social policy importance. In the optimum circumstances it can be a form of peace education. [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]

Waldorf worldwide, Angels

Class teachers worldwide. First results of a survey

By Ricarda Kindt, Tomás Zdrazil, February 2016

The International Conference of the Waldorf movement has set itself the topic of the class teacher. Rudolf Steiner considered it particularly important that one class teacher should look after a class for as long as possible. [more]

Young writers

What connects us? Waldorf pupils from all over the world meet at the Goetheanum

By Sophie Marie Teske, September 2015

From 12 to 16 April the international Waldorf students’ conference at the Goetheanum asked: “What connects us?” [more]

Spotlight, Work & Family Balance

What it means to teach eurythmy today

By Wolfgang Leonhardt, May 2016

Eurythmy helps children to unite fully with the earth. The demands this makes of eurythmy are very great, as are the obstacles. Wolfgang Leonhardt, a former school doctor in Pforzheim, argues that eurythmy is an existential necessity and makes a plea to support its teachers. [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]