For what is really the most inwardly beautiful thing in the world? Surely it is the growing, developing human being.

 

Rudolf Steiner, Human Values in Education, Lecture X

School Management

April 2017

Given the Night – Part III

In part I and II we described a practice for exploring the 'night', the subconscious part of ourselves. Part III of the series now focuses on the 'night' of school management. Our point of departure is the first course for teachers which was held in Stuttgart in 1919. In this course, Steiner laid the foundations for new forms of pedagogy and...[more]

Category: Self Development, School Management
June 2016

Courage, Initiative and the New We

From March 28 to April 2nd 2016 the 10th World Teachers' conference was held at the Goetheanum in Switzerland. 850 participants from around 50 countries came to the conference in Dornach. The following article is based on the lecture by key note speaker Florian Osswald, head of the Pedagogical Section. He speaks of a "new we", an "entrepreneurial...[more]

Category: Self Development, School Management
February 2015

The ideal of compromise? No such thing! (Part 2)

This second part of Trevor Mepham's reflections on the issue of compromise concentrates on childhood and curriculum. Rather than turning to specific school subjects, Trevor explores the curriculum from the angles of time, place, communication, money, nutrition, relationships and coherence.[more]

Category: School Management
October 2014

Just where are we heading?

Dear colleagues, The more Waldorf schools you get to know, the more – with all the joy with so many wonderful initiatives – it gets you thinking too: how will the Waldorf movement’s development continue? And: what role do the schools play in Germany – above all, in view of the tsunami- wave of people retiring that is rolling towards a lot of...[more]

Category: Self Development, School Management
June 2014

More than baking cakes

Parent partnership - or parent involvement - is a central concept at Steiner Waldorf schools, but what do we mean by it? Are we thinking of parents volunteering for help at the annual fair or with cleaning the school? Are we talking about “educating” parents at parent evenings? Are teachers meant to guide parents in family life and childcare? How...[more]

Category: School Management, Community
May 2014

The ideal of compromise? No such thing! (part 1)

In recent years, there have been discussions at some Steiner schools in the UK about the impact of state-funding on both the 'publicly-funded' Steiner schools and the 'parent-funded' Steiner schools. In his article, Trevor Mepham addresses reservations, anxieties and worries about the effects, in terms of "compromises" that may, or may not, have...[more]

Category: School Management

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