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]

Editorial

Beyond the crisis

By Mathias Maurer, July 2021

Among the adults, parents and teachers at Waldorf schools, the spectrum of attitudes and opinions on the pandemic measures is as diverse as it is in wider society. If this were not so, we would be living in an educational bubble and not in reality. [more]

Editorial

Clear Relationships

By Mathias Maurer, June 2021

Those who seriously want to work together must learn that their opinion is not the law – unless they are a despot or simply paying lip service to cooperation. [more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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