Three things

By Mathias Maurer, December 2019

Threefoldness is a structural principle of living things. No development would be possible without a third element, everything would rigidify in polarities. [more]

Systemic threefolding and the question of body, soul and spirit

By Michaela Glöckler, December 2019

Human thinking, feeling and the will are mirrored in three different physiological processes. Rudolf Steiner first described this in 1917. But they are also related to the trinity of body, soul and spirit and the four so-called human constitutional elements. [more]

Living lessons

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]

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It could become one. A Waldorf school initiative in Marrakesh

December 2019

At Easter 2019, Isabella Geier, teacher of French, history and social studies at the Augsburg Free Waldorf School, visited the small Waldorf school with daycare and a kindergarten in Marrakesh which was founded in September 2017. She gave two workshops for staff there and used the opportunity for a conversation with founder Sophie Dielissen. [more]

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European parent work

By Ellen Niemann, December 2019

The European Network of Steiner Waldorf Parents (ENSWaP) has existed in its present form since 2007. It was a small group of six parents who met for the first conference in Iceland in 2011. They laid the foundation stone for the annual meetings which are held in a different host country each time. [more]

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INASTE meeting in France

By Peter Lutzker, December 2019

The International Network of Academic Steiner Teacher Education (INASTE) consists of representatives from Waldorf teacher training centres working in an academic setting. [more]

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Elisabeth von Grunelius. The first kindergarten teacher

By Tomáš Zdražil, December 2019

A long series of outstanding teachers shaped the first years of the Waldorf school, some have been portrayed in this journal and many others deserve acknowledgement. [more]


Mary-Joan Fajardo. Pioneer of Waldorf education in the Philippines

By Nana Göbel, December 2019

Mary-Joan Fajardo was one of the well-educated, culturally interested and independent women in the Philippines. In the 1980s, she worked as a lecturer of the Philippine Educational Theatre Association in Manila and, in the face of the worrying signs in Philippine politics in the 1970s and 1980s, asked herself what was wrong with the world and how better conditions could be created. Her answer was: through education. [more]