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

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
August 2016

A Way Forward

Waldorf Resources, the platform for Waldorf teachers, is moving on. Three years ago, the International Forum for Steiner/Waldorf Education (formerly The Hague Circle) initiated a new homepage: Waldorf Resources. The international community of Waldorf teachers had expressed a need for easily accessible information and articles about professional...[more]

Category: Self Development
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