Living Teachers, Magic of beginning

Pär Play – learning intuitively and playfully from life

November 2020

Teachers who practice Intuitive Pedagogy know the extent to which it trains the ability to form educational relationships and inner flexibility. The Nuremberg Teacher Training Seminar includes in its training provision a one-week course on Intuitive Pedagogy in the Easter holidays which is also open to colleagues from other Waldorf schools. Course leader Dieter Schwartz, a pupil of Pär Ahlbom and Iris Johansson, explains his approach. [more]

Living Teachers, From image to concept

The fear in people’s eyes

April 2020

The former pupil at the Reutlingen Waldorf School, Oscar Schaible (26), works in his spare time with the organisation Sea-Watch which rescues refugees in the Mediterranean and brings them to Europe. In summer 2019, the Sea-Watch 3 skippered by Carola Rackete took 33 refugees to Lampedusa despite being forbidden to enter there. [more]

Living Teachers, Transitions

Figs on the Euphrates – elders on the Neckar: the path of Hamza Salama

By Meike Bischoff, February 2020

The sturdy young man appears to fill the doorframe, he smiles awkwardly, his legs cannot hide a certain restlessness. Dark eyes look attentively from the oval face with its shock of black hair. His face awakens associations with times past – Harun al-Rashid – Euphrates and Tigris – enchanting tones ascending … [more]

Living lessons, Who educates whom?

The magic of things foreign

By Erhard Dahl, January 2020

The formative influence of foreign language lessons. [more]

Living lessons, Threefoldness

Class trip with media fasting

By Hans-Wolfgang Roth, December 2019

For the past fourteen years, Hans-Wolfgang Roth from the Stade Free Waldorf School has undertaken an at least three-week long art trip with class 12. Over the years, there have been a lot of changes, both in the itinerary for the trip and in the behaviour and every-day habits of the pupils. One of the greatest changes concerns the use of media, particularly the communication media. They disrupt the “vision search with creative means”, so they are done without. [more]

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]

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