Rethinking curriculum

What should Waldorf schools educate for today?

By Stefan Grosse, November 2021

Never before in history has there been such an acceleration in the field of science and technology, as well as in the field of money and banking, as there is today. In this respect, a decade of the present must be compared with at least a century of the past. [more]

Publisher's View

“Go forth my heart …”

By Eva Wörner, September 2021

“... and seek joy ...” - how the great hall shook when the school community sang this song on the last day before the summer holidays; full of anticipation for a time without the routine of school and full of curiosity for adventures near and far. Then, when I was home, on that day I literally let everything fall away from me. Threw my satchel into the corner – holidays at last! [more]

Series, Generations

A look into the mobile classroom

By Iris Taggert, August 2021

Since the “mobile classroom” was developed at the Bochum-Langendreer Waldorf School about 20 years ago, many Waldorf schools have taken up this form of teaching and implemented it in their own way. Thus you can now find the typical benches and seat cushions in many classes 1 and 2 nationwide. [more]

Column, Rhythm of life

A revolutionary heart

By Mathias Maurer, July 2021

Henning Köhler died on Thursday, 8 April 2021. Since October 2009, he delivered his succinct and trenchant texts for the “Kolumne K” column month after month – which annoyed some readers and were missed by others when he had to take a few months off due to illness. [more]

Early childhood

Children’s drawings. A window to the world of life forces

By Raphaela Tampe, February 2018

Children’s drawings tell the story of how children unconsciously move into their body. In drawing, the small child expresses a feeling of those forces which are active in forming the body in the first seven years. Rudolf Steiner calls these biological growth forces life or etheric forces. They build, form and penetrate the physical body and the drawings of the small child are an expression of these forces. [more]

Living lessons, Body, Soul & Mind

Bothmer gymnastics. Relict of a previous time or impulse for the future?

By Gudrun Rehberg, October 2021

In 1929, the first article on Bothmer gymnastics appeared in Erziehungskunst. In it, Count von Bothmer described the form of movement he had developed. In 1922, Rudolf Steiner asked the Count to join the staff of the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart as a gymnastics teacher. This was at a time when the principles of Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, the father of gymnastics, and the Prussian school gymnastics of Adolf Spiess still predominated, and the main focus was on physical training in the sense of training for military service. [more]

Living Teachers, Sources of health

Refusing military service in Israel

May 2021

The Israeli Waldorf teacher Gilad Goldshmidt in conversation with Hallel Rabin. Hallel (19) grew up in the anthroposophical Kibbutz Harduf in Israel and attended kindergarten and Waldorf school there. The day before the interview, she received the news that the army was releasing her from prison after 56 days. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Rethinking curriculum

Aregnasan. The Waldorf school in Yerevan defies the crisis

By Ruben Janibekyan, November 2021

Current situation The year 2020 was extraordinarily difficult for all of Armenia. First, the already weak economy contracted sharply in spring 2020 because of the pandemic. In one fell swoop, a third of the parents became unemployed and unable to pay, and another third got into serious difficulties paying the full school fees. The school’s administration was inundated with requests from parents for a payment break or reduction. Some parents also refused to pay in full because, of course, with online teaching the Waldorf quality disappeared completely. The school was in financial difficulties, an existential crisis was looming. The situation deteriorated drastically once again when the conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh flared up again at the end of September. The... [more]

Young writers

The ukulele. From the presentation of the year project

By Paul Bátkai, September 2021

Hello, I am Paul Bátkai and I would like to welcome you to my year project. The topic I am presenting to you is the ukulele. First we will talk about the history of the instrument and then come to the second point, the construction of a ukulele, which is what I am most looking forward to. My presentation in the theoretical part includes not only the history of the instrument, but also my history and experiences with the ukulele. [more]

Spotlight, Rethinking curriculum

Online grooming

By Uwe Buermann, November 2021

Online grooming is increasingly entering the public consciousness but the term doesn’t always mean a great deal to a lot of people.  [more]

Media, Rhythm of life

A riddle

By Ute Hallaschka, July 2021

Those who are interested in anthroposophy can seek out two sources. Rudolf Steiner’s texts are one and anthroposophists are the other. This balances out in reality, although they are two fundamentally different ways of accessing information. [more]

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