Living lessons, Freedom

Living concepts not definitions – botany in Waldorf school

By Nico Schapitz, September 2019

Teachers preparing themselves for the botany main lessons in the fifth or sixth year of school face a major task because they should follow a new approach suggested by Rudolf Steiner. [more]

Living Teachers, Learning languages

Karl Schubert – the first special needs teacher

By Tomás Zdrazil, August 2019

At the start of 1920, Emil Molt received an unusual application. The linguist Dr. Karl Schubert from Vienna was enquiring “whether I might find employment in the factory under your management, working with my hands or head …” [more]

Living lessons, Getting digitalised

Cress eurythmy

By Martin Zabel, June 2019

An experiment by a class 12 shows how the growth of cress is influenced by eurythmy. [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]

Living lessons

Language learning in blocks

By Ulrike Sievers, November 2018

Block teaching is a particular feature of Waldorf education. At the same time there is a debate as to whether this principle can be extended beyond the classic main lessons to other subjects. [more]

Living Teachers

The man from Gando

By Mathias Maurer, July 2018

The internationally respected architect Francis Kéré is building a Waldorf school. [more]

Living lessons, We and the bees

The game of world peace

By Ulrich Kaiser, June 2018

The World Peace Game in class 7 of the Hamburg Bergstedt Rudolf Steiner School. [more]

Living lessons, Elements

Temperaments in motion. Eurythmy in lower and middle school

By Helga Daniel, May 2018

Powerfully and vigorously a giant trudges through the forest. With each step he crushes several trees at once. Another – far away – prefers to track steadily through wide landscapes like flowing water. He passes through the world and sees and hears a lot. A third one likes nothing better than to be everywhere at once, like the air. He appears quite unexpectedly. And occasionally we might encounter a heedful giant with his attention turned towards the earth who will first consider where he is needed and then attempts carefully to get there. [more]

Living Teachers, Forgiveness

Benjamin Büche and his angel

By Johannes Greiner, February 2018

Benjamin Büche triggered an avalanche as he was skiing down the Mittagskogel which carried him 700 metres down a rocky mountainside. [more]

Early childhood, Forgiveness

Children’s drawings. A window to the world of life forces

By Raphaela Tampe, February 2018

Children’s drawings tell the story of how children unconsciously move into their body. In drawing, the small child expresses a feeling of those forces which are active in forming the body in the first seven years. Rudolf Steiner calls these biological growth forces life or etheric forces. They build, form and penetrate the physical body and the drawings of the small child are an expression of these forces. [more]

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