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)

Self Development

August 2017

Engaging (or not) with community

Neil Boland suggests that we scrutinize time, place and community. Does everyone experience a sense of belonging within the school? Which communities are represented in school? Does the curriculum reflect every community or only the European middle class? In his third and final article Neil encourages us to look closely: How diverse is the school...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture, Self Development
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
February 2017

Developing Pedagogical Quality – but how?

Thomas Stöckli and his team at the Institute for Action Research in Switzerland have developed a method to develop the educational quality of teaching. There is now quite a number of helpful methods for quality evaluation at Waldorf schools but these focus primarily on the development and evaluation of management structures. They do not consider...[more]

Category: Self Development, Teaching Practice, Assessment
December 2016

Given the Night – Part II

Here, we continue exploring a short practice which is based on a lecture by Rudolf Steiner on October 10th 1918 (1). It is a kind of retrospective exercise which includes the following steps: Shortly after waking up in the morning, pause for a moment for a brief review of the morning, the night and the evening. Imagine yourself going back in time...[more]

Category: Self Development
December 2016

Given the Night – Part I

I would like to introduce a short exercise here which is based on a lecture held by Rudolf Steiner on October 10th, 1918 (1). It is a kind of retrospective exercise which includes the following steps: Shortly after waking up in the morning, pause for a moment for a brief review of the morning, the night and the evening. Imagine yourself going back...[more]

Category: Self Development
September 2016

Upstream – a Journey Toward Authenticity

Michal believes that in her search for authenticity she gains something. In her lecture, she quotes the Persian Mystic Rumi, “there are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth.” For Michal, this is Waldorf Education in practice: not to copy anything but rather to make new pathways into the future. Below, you find the lecture held by the...[more]

Category: Self Development
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
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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...
WOW-Day
Fri 29.09.2017 - Wed 29.11.2017
  Waldorf one World-Day   For students and teachers!   Together for each other on...
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 German-Week 2017
Mon 30.10.2017 - Fri 03.11.2017
Further Teacher Training for German in Waldorf Schools   Sind wir im Aufbruch zu neuen...
English Week 2017
Sun 12.11.2017 - Fri 17.11.2017
For more information write to: Doris Schlott, englishweek(at)t-online.de Information &...

 

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