Waldorf & Science

Calm down! Interview with Harald Lesch

May 2022

Harald Lesch, born 1960, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, lecturer in natural philosophy at the Munich School of Philosophy. TV presenter for programmes such as "alpha Centauri", "Leschs Kosmos" or the Youtube channel "Terra X Lesch & Co". Knowledge transfer and education are particularly important to him. Since 2018, he has been patron of the Weimar Children's University. [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]

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]

Ecology & Sustainability, Waldorf worldwide

"Green Future" at the Trier Waldorf School

By Mario Gilcher, Christoph Hartmann, April 2022

When we met for the first time in the summer of 2020, the drive to do something was great. Under the motto "climate-neutral Waldorf schools now", representatives of parents, teachers and pupils discussed numerous ideas with the initiators of CO2ero on how we can reduce the ecological footprint of the daycare and school community as much as possible. The insulation of the buildings was examined with a critical eye, mobility behaviour (modal split) was discussed, and the aging combined heat and power plant also came up for discussion.  [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]

Ecology & Sustainability, Spotlight

Questions on the current situation of Waldorf schools

April 2022

We asked Nele Auschra and Hans Hutzel, members of the executive council of the German Association of Waldorf Schools. [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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