Teamwork

Relationships above subjects. New forms of cooperation

By Christian Boettger, June 2021

This article draws on experiences of the first lockdown and shows a possible form of cooperation between teaching staff that has already been successfully implemented in several schools. [more]

Publisher's View, Teamwork

Making peace

By Nele Auschra, June 2021

“Making peace with nature” – with these four weighty words, UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, provided a clear direction in mid-February towards the necessary and unavoidable steps required to ensure that we have a viable future.­ [more]

Series, Teamwork

The main lesson as a foundation for living education

By Tomáš Zdražil, June 2021

Between five and six million people regularly watch the quiz show “Who wants to be millionaire” on the German broadcaster RTL. The selective knowledge pulled from a wide variety of subject areas is completely incoherent and isolated, and the value and importance of this knowledge is questionable and arbitrary. Cooking appears alongside geography, football alongside literature, Hollywood alongside opera. Actual knowledge becomes blended with hunches and guesswork in the multiple-choice form that the questions take. The questions on meaningless trivia are fuelled by both a desire to win and to create thrilling entertainment. Since 1998, the show has been running in more than 100 countries around the world. [more]

Column

News from the AD(H)D front

By Henning Köhler, September 2015

Shortly before his death, the US psychiatrist Leon Eisen­berg, one of the “inventors” of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, confessed that this was a prime example of a fabricated illness. He deeply regretted his error because the actual (mostly psychosocial) causes for the symptoms were ignored if an inherited neurochemical imbalance is assumed and methylphenidate prescribed. [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, Teamwork

Waldorf and the push towards digitalisation

June 2021

Dr Edwin Hübner, professor at the Freie Hochschule Stuttgart – Seminar for Waldorf Pedagogy and author of several books on media education, has come to the following conclusion: online teaching has not passed its practical test. [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, Sources of health

Emergency education deployment in the Caribbean

By Thomas Wildgruber, May 2021

The people on the island of Providencia were warned. They were told to stay indoors. Two weeks earlier, hurricane Eta had already swept across the Caribbean. But what happened on the night of 15 to 16 November went beyond anything the islanders had experienced. [more]

Young writers, The art of teaching

You are never too small to make a difference

By Emilia Mattukat, May 2019

“You are never too small to make a difference,” said the 15-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg in her speech “Climate justice now” at the climate conference in Poland. She was making the point that none of us are too small to change something. [more]

Spotlight, Teamwork

Reality trumps virtuality

By Ingo Leipner, June 2021

Computers in schools can be useful, but they can also cause harm. [more]

Media

Transforming materials and the maker

By Martyn Rawson, March 2020

From an evolutionary perspective tools and the social practices they were embedded in and how these responded to the environments people dwelled in, were crucial to the emergence of human societies.  [more]

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