Education and sleep

By Christof Wiechert, November 2015

Neurology and sleep research have taken great strides forward in their findings in the last twenty years. We know today that human DNA is an open system which changes much faster than was previously thought. Sleep plays an important role in this. Waldorf education deliberately includes it in its methodology. [more]

Mathematics and the longing for the supersensory

By Christoph Kühl, November 2015

Mathematics is equally liked and disliked among pupils. It is a dry subject without which it is impossible to obtain the school leaving exams. Everyone takes it for granted that it is incredibly important in life – and not just in a practical sense. [more]

A plea for the Waldorf school

By Jumana Mattukat, November 2015

People keep asking me why our children go to a Waldorf school. The questions come above all from parents who themselves are facing the decision: Waldorf – yes or no? [more]

Publisher's View

Courage “unliked”

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, November 2015

On 30 June 2015 Germany’s 14-year-olds watched an average of 201 minutes of television that day, almost three-and-a-half hours. The annual average in 2014 for 15-year-olds is even higher at 291 minutes, that is almost five hours. And yes, adolescents spend even more time in front of other types of screen. But this is not about television. It is about courage. [more]

Waldorf worldwide

100 years of anthroposophical art

By Matthias Mochner, November 2015

The exhibition Aenigma – A hundred years of anthroposophic art at the Halle Museum of Modern Art shows works by more than 125 artists. There has never before been such a panorama. [more]


Against the tide

By Mathias Maurer, November 2015

The crisis has arrived. Daniel, Waldorf school, class 8, thinks that his performance is not at the level of his pals in the state school: “They’re much further! They get marks and know exactly where they are. And why on earth do we need eurythmy for the final exams?” [more]