An overdue change in direction?

By Mathias Maurer, April 2018

Waldorf Schools are facing a challenge to their educational policy in terms of both their artistic and practical crafts teaching. Klaus-Peter Freitag, executive director of the German Association of Waldorf Schools, provided the impetus for one of the thematic focal points of this issue in preparation for a congress.  [more]


The look that forgives

By Mathias Maurer, February 2018

“Give her a hug. You mustn’t pull Annie’s hair.” The annoyed mother puts the struggling three-year-old in his cot. “Now say sorry!” [more]


Hello fear

By Mathias Maurer, January 2018

Fear and anxiety mean inner constriction. This feeling occurs in certain situations but can also set in without an outer cause. [more]


Welcome to Waldorf

By Mathias Maurer, November 2017

Once again almost 7,000 pupils are joining a class 1 in a Waldorf school. And their parents are looking expectantly to their future with many questions. How will my child develop? Will they learn? With what qualifications will they leave school? Was the decision to send them to a Waldorf school the correct one?  [more]


Itchy feet for home

By Mathias Maurer, October 2017

We’re sitting on our suitcases. The flight is delayed. A mass of people is passing through the terminals and security. The children watch the crowds. [more]


Sex ≠ Gender

By Mathias Maurer, September 2017

I had my first gender experience at the swimming pool. [more]


At leisure

By Mathias Maurer, August 2017

Nowadays we immediately think of idleness, inaction, loafing about and shirking. [more]


The shadow self

By Mathias Maurer, July 2017

Attacks by hackers on institutions such as the German government, the banks, the German Association of Waldorf Schools, the publisher Verlag Freies Geistesleben and the editorial staff of Erziehungskunst have begun to increase severely. These institutions are having to take increasingly costly steps to protect themselves, and still they end up lagging behind because there is no such a thing as complete protection. [more]


Wondrous ways

By Mathias Maurer, May 2017

“Why do we exist at all?” my youngest asked me. Another sudden, unexpected question that brings me to a standstill. [more]


At your service!?

By Mathias Maurer, April 2017

I’ve always only really wanted to do what I want, but now I’ve got a spanner in the works: kids who always seem to get in the way. [more]

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