Body Cult

My body and I

By Michaela Glöckler, July 2019

The prematurely deceased drugs and addiction expert Felicitas Vogt (1956 – 2008) told me at one of our last meetings how she had been standing at a red pedestrian crossing in a small German town. Suddenly an approximately 15-year-old teenager stood next to her – also waiting – perfectly styled as a punk: dressed in black, on her head an impressive pink Mohican, nose and ear piercings, around her neck a silver necklace from which skulls were dangling. [more]

Publisher's View, Body Cult

Listen and act!

By Henning Kullak-Ublick, July 2019

Greta Thunberg posted a thought on 17 March. On Facebook. She referred to the report Mitigation of Climate Change in which the IPCC 2014 discussed the importance of nuclear energy in relation to a low-carbon energy supply and wrote: “Let’s leave that debate until we look at the full picture.” [more]

Series, Getting digitalised

Francis Edmunds. A Waldorf pioneer in the English-speaking world

By Nana Goebel, June 2019

Francis Edmunds (1902 – 1989) grew up in Lithuania in a Russian-Jewish family and spent his adolescence and student years in England, Russia, Lebanon and Switzerland. He brought with him the intense attentiveness towards other people from the east of Europe and an incredible cosmopolitanism and breadth of interest from all the other locations. [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, Forgiveness

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, Getting digitalised

Cress eurythmy

By Martin Zabel, June 2019

An experiment by a class 12 shows how the growth of cress is influenced by eurythmy. [more]

Living Teachers, The art of teaching

Playgrounds are society’s declaration of bankruptcy

May 2019

Bernhard Hanel is a former pupil of the Uhlandshöhe Waldorf School in Stuttgart. He comes from a Waldorf family, his father was involved in founding the Michael Bauer School and taught the first remedial class. Together with Robin Wagner he set up the company “KuKuk – Spiel- und Sinnesräume” which develops, plans and constructs experience-, play- and outdoor-scapes for people of all ages and which is meanwhile turning over six million euros per year with projects in all parts of the world. But that is not all. [more]

Waldorf worldwide, Body Cult

Form drawing – a new linear art worldwide

By Thomas Wildgruber, July 2019

Waldorf education resides today on all continents and in numerous cultures. During many visits to Waldorf “colonies” overseas, the question cannot be avoided as to the extent that this Central European cultural impulse is justified for example in India, China or Central and South America, in cultures which suffered or were destroyed through European colonialism. [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, Getting digitalised

Goodbye Michael House School. The second English Waldorf school closes

By Sven Saar, June 2019

The second oldest Waldorf school in the heart of England between Derby and Nottingham will stop operating at the end of the school year. The decision, taken by the school’s trustees with a heavy heart, was notified on its website on 1 March 2019. [more]

Media, The art of teaching

Holistic foreign language teaching

By Erhard Dahl, May 2019

As long as foreign language teaching continues to be structured to address the “learning brains” of the pupils and there is no understanding that language is connected just as much with emotions and the body, it is a pleasure when books are published which adopt a holistic approach. Ulrike Sievers, an experienced Waldorf foreign language teacher, has presented such a book.  [more]

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