Editorial

Hidden effect

By Mathias Maurer, July 2019

As the weather grows warmer again, more skin and muscle are also on show once more. Remarkable how many people in this country are discreetly or assertively wearing tattoos and piercings – across generations and social class. [more]

Editorial, Getting digitalised

What educates a person?

By Mathias Maurer, June 2019

The so-called digital pact to promote digital learning in German schools has been agreed. The billions are flowing. The future of education is safe. The digital classroom is intended not just to make pupils compatible with Industry 4.0 but at the same time to put an end to teacher shortages and problems with learning. [more]

Editorial

Artificial or artistic?

By Mathias Maurer, May 2019

Art plays a big role in Waldorf education. As early as kindergarten, and then from class 1 onwards there is drawing, painting, clay modelling, singing and dancing; there are the classic craft subjects such as handwork, woodwork, hammering copper, bookbinding, forging and, finally, music, eurythmy, drama, circus skills and much else. [more]

Editorial

A clothes dryer for Mr Dula

By Mathias Maurer, April 2019

There are certain beliefs as to what drives our economic life. All of them are irrational – not a basis on which we generally think economic decisions are taken.  [more]

Editorial

Dare to trust

By Mathias Maurer, February 2019

Trust is a gift of love. If it is not given unconditionally, there is no love, no trust. It is nothing less than educational betrayal to say: “You first have to earn my trust.” Trust is not something that can be traded! [more]

Editorial

Not for egotists

By Mathias Maurer, January 2019

Rudolf Steiner referred to many ways of meditative practice that are true to life. But he also stressed: do not take any step in obtaining knowledge of hidden truths without taking three steps in improving your character for the better. [more]

Editorial

Looking away

By Mathias Maurer, December 2018

Nothing but these shoes, nothing but this brand, nothing but this model! Nothing but these trousers, nothing but this top, nothing but this jacket! [more]

Editorial

At a loss

By Mathias Maurer, November 2018

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation has published a study which looked at educational and parenting guides and the underlying styles of education since 1945.* If we look at the curve of their development, we can see that authoritarian and liberal styles of education alternate in monotonous regularity about every ten years. It could thus also be read as the intergenerational fluctuation in the relationship between grandparents, parents, children and grandchildren, whereby it is surprising to note that certain styles of education stubbornly persist. [more]

Editorial

What was and what is

By Mathias Maurer, October 2018

Waldorf100 is a mammoth project. Never before has such a combined effort been made in the Waldorf world to celebrate an anniversary. [more]

Editorial, Identity

Everywhere a foreigner

By Mathias Maurer, September 2018

The book »Racism Explained to My Daughter« by Tahar Ben Jelloun is required reading in French schools. [more]

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