The cycle of the year in the Waldorf school

By Sven Saar, September 2015

The seasons of the year form one of the longest rhythms we consciously experience. The seasonal festivals are particularly cultivated in Waldorf kindergartens and schools because they allow the growing human being to make themselves at home in the temporal structure of the earth and the cultural environment. [more]

Heavenly forces ascending and descending

By Andreas Höyng, September 2015

We are all familiar with the shoots of spring, the wealth of flowers in the summer, the ripe fruit in the autumn and the bare earth in winter. In his lectures The Four Seasons and the Archangels, Rudolf Steiner indicated that there is more to these processes of nature than meets the eye. [more]

Publisher's View

A subsidy for security

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, September 2015

A man is writing this. That should make you at least a little bit suspicious if you continue reading because we are talking about child care subsidy, also described as a “cooker subsidy” in Germany or, as the German minister for families, Manuela Schwesig, put it, a “keep away subsidy”. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Between war and school. Waldorf education in Ukraine

By Elena Killge, September 2015

Waldorf education gained a foothold in Ukraine twenty years ago. Elena Killge, who comes from Kiev, reports about how the Waldorf schools began in this now war-torn country. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Do we have to change the system or ourselves? A Dornach conference

By Sven Saar, September 2015

Human development occurs not in a linear fashion but in phases and metamorphoses. Do we have to reorganise school to do justice to these metamorphoses? Or do we have to learn to transform ourselves with the child and adolescent? The international education conference “Transitions” has caused the author to ask some basic questions. [more]

Young writers

What connects us? Waldorf pupils from all over the world meet at the Goetheanum

By Sophie Marie Teske, September 2015

From 12 to 16 April the international Waldorf students’ conference at the Goetheanum asked: “What connects us?” [more]

Column

News from the AD(H)D front

By Henning Köhler, September 2015

Shortly before his death, the US psychiatrist Leon Eisen­berg, one of the “inventors” of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, confessed that this was a prime example of a fabricated illness. He deeply regretted his error because the actual (mostly psychosocial) causes for the symptoms were ignored if an inherited neurochemical imbalance is assumed and methylphenidate prescribed. [more]

Editorial

Flywheel of the soul

By Mathias Maurer, September 2015

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

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