Editorial

Snapshot

By Mathias Maurer, May 2021

At the time of writing this editorial, the schools are (still) closed: an opportunity to take another snapshot – not representative, of course – in the immediate vicinity of the sensitivities of parents, teachers and pupils. [more]

Series, Sources of health

Calm in the maelstrom

By Susanne Speckenbach, May 2021

Many feet scuffling, many hands rustling, many mouths chattering – there is always something going on in a class. So how can the children learn anything at all? We need quiet and activity. The class teacher, with their close connection to the pupils, has a number of things they can do. [more]

Editorial

Free spaces

By Mathias Maurer, April 2021

We start 2021 with somewhat mixed feelings. What did we wish for at New Year? What did we resolve to do? Will the New Year bring the longed-for return to normality, as it once was in 2019? What of our wishes goes beyond that?  [more]

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]

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