Hands intelligence

The head needs hands and feet

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, August 2022

Lisa's feet have been marvelling since she climbed out of the car barefoot. They feel coolness, gunge, moistness, softness, darkness in some way. Then something firmer, spiky, needle-like, warmer, stony, softer again, dry, huge, tart, warm, bright. A thousand touches. Finally: "Ouch, hot!" and the head gives the signal to Lisa: "Run! Fast! Go! It's soft, cool and wet ..." [more]

Publisher's View, Hands intelligence

What do they mean: the free intellectual life or the fundamental right to freedom of expression?

By Stefan Grosse, August 2022

When Rudolf Steiner introduced the ideas of the threefold social organism into the discussion on a new social order in 1917 – at the same time as the violent implementation of a new order in Russia – he took up the ideals of the French Revolution and specified them by assigning freedom, equality and fraternity to areas in which they each had a focus: liberty to intellectual life, equality to legal life and fraternity to economic life. [more]

Series, Hands intelligence

"We would like to have grades so we know where we stand."

By Martyn Rawson, Ulrike Sievers, August 2022

Do grade reports really help to find our position? [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]

Ecology & Sustainability, Living lessons

In the footsteps of the "Der Blaue Reiter" group of artists

By Brigitte Kaiser, Georg Schumann, March 2022

As a special feature at the Daglfinger Waldorf School there is a "Blaue Reiter" main lesson for our two class 7s right at the beginning of the school year. We start the colourful autumn with a trip to the artist towns of Kochel and Murnau. After an introduction in the school, we then walk locally in the footsteps of the artists of the "Blaue Reiter", we sketch in nature and paint indoors in the evening. Immediately after the trip, the classroom becomes a studio and the pupils spend two days painting a large-scale oil painting. A visit to the Lenbach House rounds off this main lesson. [more]

Living Teachers, Educate for peace

Waldorf, anthroposophy, the Greens and more

December 2021

Henning Kullak-Ublick was a Waldorf teacher in Flensburg for 26 years (1984-2010), a board member and spokesperson of the German Association of Waldorf Schools (2004-2021) and co-founder of the Green Party.  [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Self-administration at Waldorf schools

No day like another – chief executive of a Waldorf School

By Susanne Piwecki, June 2022

Waldorf schools are like small or medium-sized businesses. Everything, from teaching to bookkeeping and balance sheets, from building maintenance to waste disposal, has to be managed. The management is responsible for providing a suitable infrastructure so that the educational operation can run smoothly. Meeting the needs of the school community is its challenging and varied, but also exciting task.  [more]

Young writers, Hands intelligence

I can't get the images out of my head

By Jette Lorenz, August 2022

In March, our class visited the Holocaust memorial in Bergen-Belsen together with class 10 of our school. The trip was part of the curriculum for class 10, who were studying the Nazi period and the Holocaust in their history main lesson. Because we had not been able to go three years ago, or in the following years, my class made up for it with this trip. [more]

Spotlight, Self-administration at Waldorf schools

The power of images and the Waldorf Peace Network

By Tia ten Venne, June 2022

War in Europe. This was unimaginable for most of us until Russia's attack on Ukraine. Just as the war of aggression in Europe has shaken us adults, it has also made the pupils, children and young people pause in their everyday lives.  [more]

Media, Rhythm of life

Stuttgart pioneers

By Christof Wiechert, July 2021

To say it from the outset: this work is based on a deeply and thoroughly researched and understood remembrance in the spirit. And it has another a special merit. [more]

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