If you want to educate others, you yourself need to be educated. If you want to have any kind of influence on young people, you yourself need to stay young and continuously work on yourself.

 

Simon Gfeller, Swiss teacher and author (1868 - 1943)

Foundations

February 2018

1100 Schools and The Challenges of Teacher Education

Currently, there are 1100 Steiner Waldorf Schools worldwide. One of the challenges to do with this development is the education or professional training of new teachers. Waldorf Resources has interviewed five experienced adult educators about their current tasks. We have spoken to Christian Boettger (Germany), Melanie Guerra (Brazil), Susan Howard...[more]

Category: Foundations, Teaching Practice
September 2017

Puberty as the Gateway to Freedom

The following article has two goals: First, it shows how Steiner's view of the development of young people can be deepened if we include the results of brain research. Second, the author suggests a method of how to approach Steiner's spiritual images which often seem rather difficult to understand.[more]

Category: Foundations
June 2017

A Classroom without a Prima Donna

The artistic teacher is not the prima donna of the classroom but is completely immersed in the classroom and co-creates education. The South African teacher Michael Grimley is an expert when it comes to the art of education. He asks how a teacher develops artistic feeling, be it through meditation, artistic activity, an awareness of their own...[more]

Category: Foundations
June 2017

Artistic Feeling in the Art of Education

Why should education not be a science, but an art? Where is the art which can be learned without living constantly in feeling? What is the qualitative difference between the normal expression of feelings we use in daily life and their mode of use as media for the artistic practice of teaching, and how is their transformation effected? How can the...[more]

Category: Foundations
June 2017

Waldorf: An education of its time?

To what degree is Waldorf education of its time? Is it contemporary? These questions are put forward by Neil Boland, senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He looks towards possible futures and finding new forms of and for education. This is his second article; the first, "A sense of place within the Waldorf...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture, Foundations
September 2016

Resistance as the Origin of Pedagogical Initiative

In the opening lecture of the World Teachers' Conference 2016 “Overcoming Resistance” Claus-Peter Röh names some of the typical issues a Waldorf teacher may be faced with and provides examples of how we put up resistance in our daily lives. Below, you find a summary of his lecture which has been published in the Midsummer Journal 2016, No 57 of...[more]

Category: Self Development, Teaching Practice, Foundations
August 2016

Being Fully Human - Part III

This is the third and final part of the introduction to a new collection of essays on teaching human sexuality entitled Trailing Clouds of Glory: Essays on Human Sexuality and the Education of Youth in Waldorf Schools, published 2014 by Waldorf Publications at the Research Institute for Waldorf Education in Chatham, NY.[more]

Category: Foundations, Teaching Practice, Gender
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YEP! young eurythmy performance
Fri 15.09.2017 - Thu 15.03.2018
School’s over and Life can begin – what now?    yep! stands for Young Eurythmy...
Regional Conferences on the Importance of Sleep
Sun 01.10.2017 - Sat 31.03.2018
  An Invitation to Collaborate The IASWECE Birth to Three Working Group is preparing a study...
International Training Weeks
Mon 12.03.2018 - Thu 29.03.2018
  High School Education at Steiner Waldorf Schools 1st WEEK | 12 – 16 MARCH 2018...
10th International Refresher Course Week
Fri 23.03.2018 - Thu 29.03.2018
    EASTER 2018  Main Focus Class 10       Dear...
ENSWaP Conference 2018
Fri 13.04.2018 - Sun 15.04.2018
“Digital Reality in the Waldorf School” 13-15 April 2018 Bologna, Italy Digital technology has...

 

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