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

January 2020

Day 2: The human being as a breath of the cosmos

Thoughts on 'The First Teachers Course'*[more]

Category: Foundations
December 2019

Day 1: The art of education as a continuation of life before birth

Thoughts on 'The First Teachers Course'*[more]

Category: Foundations
September 2019

Steiner’s Understanding of Puberty as a “Grand Metamorphosis”

In this article, the author identifies key aspects of adolescent pedagogy in Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy and considers them in terms of their educational potential. The second part, published here, focuses on the significance of puberty for the process of individuation. The article first appeared in “Youth education in the Waldorf School”, a...[more]

Category: Foundations
June 2019

Focus on middle school – how do methodological approaches arise from the anthroposophical understanding of the human being?

As it approaches its anniversary, Waldorf education faces existential questions: what are the inner and outer impulses with which this school movement approaches the next hundred years? In what way does the original spiritual impulse live in the reality of school today? And where are its vitality, figurative nature and power of imagination placed...[more]

Category: Foundations
May 2019

“The three-fold step” as foundation to methodologic and didactic teaching

A fundamental approach to learning and understanding in Waldorf pedagogy was developed by Rudolf Steiner. It is connected to the logical steps of: observation and conclusions leading to judgement and finally concepts as a methodological foundation to connect in a holistic way to the world around us. Here the inclusion of the night and its role in...[more]

Category: Methodology and Didactics, Foundations
May 2019

“Seven-year Periods” as heuristic tools – or: why Waldorf Education works

This essay deals with Steiner's development concept of seven-year rhythms and its differentiation. The author Michael Zech is of the opinion that Steiner built up a heuristic instrument for the description or diagnosis of individual development with these data and not a description of the actual or only correct development and maturation processes...[more]

Category: Foundations
March 2019

"Attitude Is a Small Thing That Makes a Big Difference". Approaches to understanding and dealing with challenging behaviour

The quote from Sir Winston Churchill mentioned in the title is an important benchmark for dealing with children and young people with challenging behaviour. A look at practice shows that employees in schools and boarding schools are increasingly confronted with children and adolescents who not only challenge their behaviour, but often overtax all...[more]

Category: Foundations, Self Development
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International English Masters for Waldorf Teachers
Mon 02.09.2019 - Thu 31.12.2020
  Learn to Change the World   In September 2019 we are planning our fourth fully...
Asian Teacher Educators Conference
Thu 06.02.2020 - Sun 09.02.2020
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5 Encuentro Waldorf Spanish Teachers Association
Sun 16.02.2020 - Wed 19.02.2020
https://www.waldorfspanishteachers.org/conferences/5th-conference/   We are proud to announce...
12th International Refresher Course Week
Fri 03.04.2020 - Thu 09.04.2020
  12. Internationale Fortbildungswoche 03. - 09. April 2020 Thema 9. Klasse 12th...
Goetheanum Adult Education program (GAEP)
Wed 27.05.2020 - Sat 30.05.2020
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