By Mathias Maurer, May 2016

Now our tiny tots have been deported full-time. Not to another country but to day-care centres, round the clock, and also at weekends. [more]


Who seeks, finds

By Mathias Maurer, April 2016

Alcohol, drugs, the Internet and sex are its most prominent representatives. Less sensationally, there are computers, gambling or nicotine. In contrast, consumerism, caffeine, television and obsessive accumulation lead a veritable life in the shadows. [more]


No fear

By Mathias Maurer, March 2016

It is still dark outside. The stove is roaring nicely, it is cosily warm, the table is laid and we are eating breakfast. [more]


We are angels

By Mathias Maurer, February 2016

Overheard from the kitchen: “Then we’ll take the angel’s throne and put it on earth.” – “Why? Don’t they live in heaven?” – “St George rode on a horse and that stood on the ground!” – “And what about the others?” – “They’re already on the way.” – “Oh, I see.” [more]



By Mathias Maurer, January 2016

Little Flo sits on the floor in the kitchen and is puzzling around with a bag of salted sticks, completely oblivious to everything around him, until he manages to tear it open. [more]


Breathing freely

By Mathias Maurer, December 2015

The summer holidays are almost upon us. A call comes from northern Germany. K. is on the line, a highly motivated and committed class teacher taking a class for the third time round – someone who would go through fire and water for his children and, on top of everything else, still happily finds time to study Steiner texts. [more]


Against the tide

By Mathias Maurer, November 2015

The crisis has arrived. Daniel, Waldorf school, class 8, thinks that his performance is not at the level of his pals in the state school: “They’re much further! They get marks and know exactly where they are. And why on earth do we need eurythmy for the final exams?” [more]


What am I, a farmer?

By Mathias Maurer, October 2015

Waldorf means getting your hands dirty. That starts as early as messing about in kindergarten, continues in school in gardening and reaches its climax in the farm work placement in upper school – and then you end up as a biodynamic farmer? [more]


Hush little baby

By Mathias Maurer, September 2015

Julian wanders bored into the living room. He is in combative form or, let us say, in the mood for a good debate. He notices a book called Healing Education. [more]


Flywheel of the soul

By Mathias Maurer, September 2015

Fieldwork: I ask little Eva what her favourite season is.  [more]

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