Social Work

The time of social work at Waldorf schools has come. From the initial idea to daily practice

By Fridtjof Meyer-Radkau, April 2021

In the last three years, there has been a growing interest in social work at Waldorf schools. The first request to present my work in a lecture came from Bremen at the beginning of 2018. Since then, I have given many lectures at other Waldorf schools and have been able to introduce the work of a Waldorf school social worker to school faculties, pupil bodies and parents. [more]

Social Work

Waldorf school social work. Recommendations and insights

By Fridtjof Meyer-Radkau, April 2021

I am often asked what a Waldorf school should consider if it wants to implement social work successfully. As a basis for implementation, on the one hand the teaching staff must develop an understanding of what Waldorf school social work entails. On the other hand, professional concept work is indispensable. First of all, the inventory and needs assessment should be done by a delegated working group. [more]

Social Work

No blame approach

By Muriel Singer, April 2021

Dealing with bullying without apportioning blame. [more]

Social Work

Charting the inner landscape. How a surveying field trip can help us to grow socially

April 2021

Christian Boettger in conversation with Ivonne Krüger (social worker) Volker Altmann (class guardian) and Freia Arncken (pupil) at the Schopfheim Free Waldorf School. [more]

Living lessons

Crafts as an elective – concealed education

By Rainer Christian Hardorp, April 2021

This text was written to introduce parents and colleagues to the underlying ideas of the Mannheim Waldorf School’s crafts concept. The term “Crafts elective” means that pupils in upper school can choose one of the crafts of wood or metal working or tailoring as a firm subject, provided they have decided to aim for the lower or intermediate secondary school leaving qualification or a qualification to study at a university of applied science.  [more]

Living Teachers

From school yard to farm yard

April 2021

In conversation with Tobias Hartkemeyer, pioneer in the field of Community Supported Agriculture and Action Pedagogy (CSA), social entrepreneur, lecturer, trainer in dialogue process facilitation and co-author of the book Dialogische Intelligenz: Aus dem Käfig des Gedachten in den Kosmos des gemeinsamen Denkens (Dialogical Intelligence: Out of the Cage of Fixed Thought into the Cosmos of Shared Thinking). [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Woodie’s creations

By Elrisha Ochurus, Magareth Nuru-Khom, Emanuela Kaxuxuena, John Nanghonda, April 2021

The Learners Company of the Windhoek Waldorf School in Namibia. [more]


We take it very seriously

April 2021

Interview with Henning Kullak-Ublick, board member and spokesperson of the German Association of Waldorf Schools, about racist tendencies in society, the Waldorf schools and in the work of Rudolf Steiner. [more]


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]