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

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
July 2016

What Gives You Courage?

Courage is the ability to overcome fear in dangerous situations. It is the ability to experience fear and yet, to take a step into the unknown despite the fear. A lot of courage is necessary to – for example – start a new Waldorf School in Irak. A teacher told me lately that she had to muster all her courage to chair her first parent evening. At...[more]

Category: Self Development
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
June 2016

The New ‘We’ Needs Individuals

picture: Wolfgang Held

The tenth World Teachers’ and Educators’ Conference, which was held at the Goetheanum from 28 March to 1 April, attracted 850 people from 46 countries. The aim of this conference – entitled “Overcoming Resistance: Courage for an Independent Spiritual Life” – was not so much to convey contents as encourage teachers to take action in their own...[more]

Category: Self Development
March 2016

Growing Students – Growing Teachers: A Conversation with Harlan Gilbert

Even though Harlan is busy teaching various subjects, he finds time to host the online Waldorf Mathematics and Science Teachers Forum. In this interview he offers us a glimpse into his life.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Mathematics, Self Development
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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...
WECAN Early Childhood February Conferences 2018
Fri 09.02.2018 - Sun 11.02.2018
The Development of Speech and the Human EncounterFebruary 9-11, Spring Valley, NYFebruary 16-19,...
The Future of Education, Healing Arts and Health Care
Sat 17.02.2018 - Tue 20.02.2018
Truth, Beauty and Goodness: The Future of Education, Healing Arts and Health...
International Training Weeks
Mon 12.03.2018 - Thu 29.03.2018
  High School Education at Steiner Waldorf Schools 1st WEEK | 12 – 16 MARCH 2018...


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