Editorial

Commitment to freedom

By Mathias Maurer, February 2022

One can have ideas even though they do not correspond to the facts. But one can also postulate something as a fact and form false ideas about it. For example, that there is no spiritual world. [more]

Editorial

Rethinking school

By Mathias Maurer, December 2021

Professor Giovanni Maio, head of the Institute of Ethics and History of Medicine in Freiburg, recently spoke out clearly in an interview with the newspaper Badische Zeitung (23 September 2021) about the social exclusion of people who are not vaccinated, their worse position in health care and their financial disadvantage. [more]

Editorial

The child is the curriculum

By Mathias Maurer, November 2021

Initially there was no Waldorf curriculum, only Rudolf Steiner’s suggestions. Caroline von Heydebrand summarised them for the first time in 1925, EA Karl Stockmeyer systematised them by subject in 1955. Several editions of the so-called Richter curriculum followed, which is still in constant development as a project today. The information and recommendations on the horizontal and vertical curriculum have grown over the decades into a book of over 700 pages. [more]

Editorial

An unconventional understanding of the human being

By Mathias Maurer, October 2021

Anthroposophists and friends of Waldorf are not infrequently ridiculed by the public, or indeed viewed by critics to be “pre-Enlightenment cranks” because of their worldview. Some critics say that parents, who have come to know and appreciate Waldorf education because they have experienced in their children and in themselves that it is simply beneficial, should be protected from anthroposophical indoctrination. [more]

Editorial

Wherever your journey takes you

By Mathias Maurer, September 2021

Holiday time – travel time. Some take their homes with them, others stay in standardised accommodation – only the scenery changes like the tropical wallpaper in the living room at home. And still others radically expose themselves to abroad, i.e. in the people they meet on the way or at the destination of their journey. [more]

Publisher's View

“Go forth my heart …”

By Eva Wörner, September 2021

“... and seek joy ...” - how the great hall shook when the school community sang this song on the last day before the summer holidays; full of anticipation for a time without the routine of school and full of curiosity for adventures near and far. Then, when I was home, on that day I literally let everything fall away from me. Threw my satchel into the corner – holidays at last! [more]

Publisher's View, Generations

Intense topics!?

By Hans Hutzel, August 2021

There is currently a lot of tension in the air. More than usual. How do we experience it and deal with it in a constructive way? [more]

Series, Generations

A look into the mobile classroom

By Iris Taggert, August 2021

Since the “mobile classroom” was developed at the Bochum-Langendreer Waldorf School about 20 years ago, many Waldorf schools have taken up this form of teaching and implemented it in their own way. Thus you can now find the typical benches and seat cushions in many classes 1 and 2 nationwide. [more]

Publisher's View, Rhythm of life

Brand and quality

By Stefan Grosse, July 2021

Since the early 1980s, Waldorf has been a registered trademark. Trademarks have a strong brand recognition value and consistent quality, the latter especially when they are located in the premium sector. [more]

Series, Rhythm of life

Confronting the capacity for polarisation. The courage for transformation in middle school

By Claus-Peter Röh, July 2021

When young people in middle school break free from the “gold background” of childhood and undergo strong transformations in their soul, they also challenge their teachers to transform themselves. The unfolding of the personal feeling life in the transition to adolescence also includes the increasing ability to polarise. [more]

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