Publisher's View, Birth and Spirit

The hamster wheel at rest

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, March 2021

For centuries, life in our latitudes was shaped by the recurring change of the four seasons. [more]

Series, Birth and Spirit

“Parent work” – from the class teacher’s perspective

By Semjon Schmidt-Rüdt, March 2021

What actually is “parent work”? How does it become apparent and what role does the teacher play in it? An overview of this essential task is given by a class teacher of 20 years’ standing. [more]

Editorial

Between appearance and reality

By Mathias Maurer, March 2021

We were sitting at our evening meal. A time to talk about what occupied us during the day. [more]

Publisher's View, It sings and sounds

Freedom not arbitrariness

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, February 2021

Let’s talk about freedom. There is a wonderful picture we often used in 2019 – remember that year? – to explain Waldorf 100: three Pakistani boys are balancing in their school uniforms on what remains of an emergency bridge over the brown waters of a wide and fast-flowing river which separates their village from their school. What is so compelling that they are willing to make this risky crossing twice a day? [more]

Editorial

Actually ...

By Mathias Maurer, February 2021

... what we imagined the life of a Waldorf school to be like and what we experienced in pre-Corona times no longer happens – despite all the imaginative education we might feel called upon to develop: the risk-free personal encounter, the exchange between people without fear, the bubbly togetherness. [more]

Editorial

Faceless

By Mathias Maurer, December 2020

At the time that we still had to queue patiently in front of shops observing the appropriate distancing, the following scene unfolded before me. An older girl was holding a small child by the hand who was joyfully taking their first steps. [more]

Publisher's View, Interculturality

Vaccine against distrust

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, December 2020

A virus is on the loose! Without a vaccine it makes us ill, us and our democratic culture. Its name: distrust. The USA is currently showing us how its would-be emperor with his permanent effusion of hate and resentment is quite cleverly hiding from us how naked he really is. [more]

Editorial

Freeing the mind

By Mathias Maurer, November 2020

We don’t place our trust in anything much anymore today – and certainly not in our common sense and experience of life – if it hasn’t been rubber stamped by science, empirically backed up and based on facts. [more]

Editorial

Igniting the spirit

By Mathias Maurer, October 2020

Adolescence is a time of transition – it turns the world on its head in order to give birth to the “inner human being”. The impetus for action should come not from outside but from within the person. But everything of an intellectual nature, all “rigidified, objective science which encompasses what is dead” – as Steiner says – thrusts a “stake into the heart” of youthful vitality. [more]

Editorial

Crafts and art

By Mathias Maurer, September 2020

Everyone knows it – school practitioners, educational theorists, brain researchers, indeed entrepreneurs confirm it: the “creative forces of aesthetics”, the “emotional boost of artistic expression” belong to the basic prerequisites of education. [more]

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