Changing matter

By Mathias Maurer, February 2020

Henry sits listlessly at his desk. He displays no interest in the history lesson whatsoever. Suddenly he sits up: how can it be that this despot came to power? [more]

Dancing the waltz. Layers of consciousness in lessons

By Wilfried Sommer, February 2020

In almost every class there are pupils for whom the changing phases in a lesson represent a challenge. Once a task has been set out, for example, and the materials have to be prepared, they hesitate for so long that there is hardly any time left actually to start on the first work stages themselves. [more]

Sleep deficit – what to do? School in a healthy rhythm

By Gisela King, February 2020

Are you familiar with this? Anyone with small children will have little chance of sleeping in at the weekend because our offspring are already up bright and early. That is different with grandparents because their sleep rhythm often fits in well with younger children; they go to bed earlier and earlier as the years go by and get up earlier and earlier. Maybe they do a bit of (early) childcare occasionally so that the parents can have a lie in? [more]

Living Teachers

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]

Waldorf worldwide

The great Waldorf anniversary show in the Tempodrom

By Mathias Maurer, February 2020

This is the day which the Waldorf world has been eagerly awaiting: 19 September 2019, Tempodrom, Berlin. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

Hundred years of Uhlandshöhe

By Mathias Maurer, February 2020

What a celebration! The Liederhalle concert hall in Stuttgart, political and Waldorf celebrities, a full hall, a programme fit to burst – 100 years of the Uhlandshöhe Free Waldorf School. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

What is Waldorf doing in Europe? The European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE)

By Richard Landl, February 2020

The European Council (ECSWE) consists of representatives from 26 Waldorf associations which are represented in 28 European countries with a total of 712 schools and 159,230 pupils (as per 2016/17). Its office is in Brussels near the European Parliament. [more]


Woman power in Great Britain

By Nana Göbel, February 2020

Rudolf Steiner supported the development of Waldorf education in England with lively interest. He gave important lecture cycles on education there between 1923 and 1924, visited the first school and advised the founding college of teachers. [more]