Early childhood

Learning to grasp the body

By Philipp Gelitz, November 2016

When there is talk about education in early childhood it can make us wince inwardly because what is meant by that is early learning. People talks about “support” in a well-meaning way. [more]

Living lessons

¡Viva el español!

By Birgit Eschenbaum, Vicky Lucio-Fülöp, Anne Wolf, November 2016

Why Spanish is a valuable addition to the Waldorf curriculum. [more]

Living Teachers

A piece of Congo in my pocket

By Michael Benner, September 2016

The former child soldier Junior Nzita Nsuami has become an ambassador against war. [more]

Early childhood

Children have the right to refuse

By Renate Hölzer-Hasselberg, June 2016

Does life in a patchwork family entail new relationship and developmental experiences? Or does the new family constellation lead to a labyrinth of misunderstandings, frustration and deep hurt? Nadja Hölzer-Hasselberg regularly sees a lot of relationship misery in patchwork families in her work as a psychotherapist, arising from family members not being adequately prepared for the challenges that this entails. [more]

Living Teachers

The first volunteer

May 2016

Rasmus Precht was the first volunteer who in 1994 undertook “Alternative Service Abroad” with the Friends of Waldorf Education. Today the Friends are the largest German provider of volunteering services with currently 1,500 participants. [more]

Early childhood

Children need role models

By Werner Kuhfuss, April 2016

Werner Kuhfuss calls for the development of archetypes in kindergarten, the creation of a real theatre of life with mothers and fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers, farmers, blacksmiths and artists. The author is not interested in entrenching stereotypes but primarily seeks to strengthen the masculine element in education. [more]

Living lessons

Bringing about peace through foreign language learning

By Erhard Hofmann, April 2016

Foreign language teaching – particularly in times of increasing insecurity through “foreign” influences – is of great social policy importance. In the optimum circumstances it can be a form of peace education. [more]

Living Teachers

The absolute freedom of paper and paintbrush

April 2016

A visit to Arno Stern, the inventor of painting play. [more]

Early childhood

Therapy with stories. How to wean children off pilfering things

By Sebastian Jüngel, March 2016

Billy is a bright child. Recently things have started disappearing when he is around. Once, when Billy was ill, that stopped again. It quickly becomes clear that Billy steals. What to do? The admonition that stealing is bad has no effect. And yet this obvious step is not completely wrong. It just depends on the nature of the admonition. [more]

Living lessons

Reflections. Invitation on a journey of discovery in the curriculum of the Waldorf schools

By Christian Boettger, March 2016

The curriculum of the Waldorf schools goes back to suggestions from Rudolf Steiner. In the course of the decades it has been considerably extended and adapted to the current requirements. It is a composition which is attuned to the anthropological and developmental psychological needs of children and young people. Like in a musical score we can identify the developmental arcs, reflections, recapitulations and variations. [more]

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