Series, From image to concept

A Nordic trio. Walter Liebendörfer, Frans Carlgren and Bengt Ulin

By Nana Göbel, April 2020

In the early 1950s, a number of teachers joined the Kristofferskolan in Stockholm, the first and at that time only Waldorf school in Sweden, and shaped this school for decades. They stood out through their pioneering spirit, humorous earnestness and an inwardly free attitude towards anthroposophy.  [more]

Editorial

Bag of lies

By Mathias Maurer, March 2020

Do you know the story of the man who gathered up all the lies and put them in a sack so that people only ever told one another the truth from then on? People’s life together became so loveless, hard and unbearable that the man quickly opened the sack and let the lies go again. [more]

Series

Patron saint of children

By Nana Göbel, March 2020

Klara Hattermann and the beginnings of the Waldorf kindergarten movement. [more]

Editorial

Changing matter

By Mathias Maurer, February 2020

Henry sits listlessly at his desk. He displays no interest in the history lesson whatsoever. Suddenly he sits up: how can it be that this despot came to power? [more]

Series

Woman power in Great Britain

By Nana Göbel, February 2020

Rudolf Steiner supported the development of Waldorf education in England with lively interest. He gave important lecture cycles on education there between 1923 and 1924, visited the first school and advised the founding college of teachers. [more]

Series

With eurythmy and Chinese in Colombia

By Nana Göbel, January 2020

Walter Boris Liebenthal (1933–2011) left a rich literary and artistic legacy for the Chinese Waldorf school movement.  [more]

Editorial

Misunderstanding

By Mathias Maurer, January 2020

We’re all familiar with it, be it at home, in class or in the car: loud, arguing children, hitting and scratching one another, screaming and shouting as they climb over tables and benches, ignoring all instructions, and, to cap it all, answering back. [more]

Editorial

Three things

By Mathias Maurer, December 2019

Threefoldness is a structural principle of living things. No development would be possible without a third element, everything would rigidify in polarities. [more]

Series

Mary-Joan Fajardo. Pioneer of Waldorf education in the Philippines

By Nana Göbel, December 2019

Mary-Joan Fajardo was one of the well-educated, culturally interested and independent women in the Philippines. In the 1980s, she worked as a lecturer of the Philippine Educational Theatre Association in Manila and, in the face of the worrying signs in Philippine politics in the 1970s and 1980s, asked herself what was wrong with the world and how better conditions could be created. Her answer was: through education. [more]

Editorial

Where is Waldorf going?

By Mathias Maurer, November 2019

It is not that easy to break away from history, tradition and habit and to get a clear view of a development that lies in the future. In this respect, thoughts about a possible future for the Waldorf school movement do not differ from those about the possible future for our children: we do not know what the future will bring us through either. [more]

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