The art of teaching

Artistic aspects in the class teacher’s lessons

By Claus-Peter Röh, May 2019

The goal of all education is to bring the soul and spiritual core of our being, which we bring along with us, into harmony with the developing physical body. But how can human qualities such as empathy, imagination, the creative drive and discovery of meaning be established and developed in education? [more]

Living Teachers, The art of teaching

Playgrounds are society’s declaration of bankruptcy

May 2019

Bernhard Hanel is a former pupil of the Uhlandshöhe Waldorf School in Stuttgart. He comes from a Waldorf family, his father was involved in founding the Michael Bauer School and taught the first remedial class. Together with Robin Wagner he set up the company “KuKuk – Spiel- und Sinnesräume” which develops, plans and constructs experience-, play- and outdoor-scapes for people of all ages and which is meanwhile turning over six million euros per year with projects in all parts of the world. But that is not all. [more]

Young writers, The art of teaching

You are never too small to make a difference

By Emilia Mattukat, May 2019

“You are never too small to make a difference,” said the 15-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg in her speech “Climate justice now” at the climate conference in Poland. She was making the point that none of us are too small to change something. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, The art of teaching

Friedrich Oehlschlegel – a Waldorf teacher from day one

By Tomás Zdrazil, May 2019

On the first day of school at the Uhlandshöhe Free Waldorf School in Stuttgart on 18 September 1919, twenty-eight expectant class 6 pupils were sitting in their tiny classroom under the eaves of the converted Waldorf school building. [more]

Series, The art of teaching

Anatoly Pinsky. A Russian Waldorf teacher and politician

By Nana Goebel, May 2019

Anatoly Pinsky (1956–2006) is one of the most important pioneers of Waldorf education in Russia. He grew up as the son of a physics professor and as a young man studied physics and mathematics at the Institute of Education in Moscow along with theory of science and philosophy. [more]

Media, The art of teaching

Holistic foreign language teaching

By Erhard Dahl, May 2019

As long as foreign language teaching continues to be structured to address the “learning brains” of the pupils and there is no understanding that language is connected just as much with emotions and the body, it is a pleasure when books are published which adopt a holistic approach. Ulrike Sievers, an experienced Waldorf foreign language teacher, has presented such a book.  [more]

Media, The art of teaching

Big Brother says hello

By Dirk Wegner, May 2019

For some time now, newspaper articles have told us regularly how we can and should protect our personal data effectively when we use Internet services.  [more]

Economy & Becoming a teacher

Strategies of the deep state

By Jochen Krautz, April 2019

The traditional education sector in the German-speaking world proved particularly resistant to neoliberal change. Hence special measures had to be taken to establish a different education system. The aspirations of enlightenment, of educating children to become mature citizens capable of democracy, was to give way to the idea of the controllable person. How has it been possible to drive forward the neoliberal change of the spirit and lever out the democratic embeddedness of the education system?Jochen KrautzJochen Krautz [more]

Economy & Becoming a teacher

Outcome and standards are not education

April 2019

Interview with Jost Schieren from Alanus University in Alfter. [more]

Economy & Becoming a teacher

An education starting with the child

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, April 2019

Where other types of school separate out pupils in accordance with set learning and performance schedules, Waldorf schools allow each pupil to develop their maturity until they are ready. This educational challenge also turns every teacher into an education artist. [more]

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