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

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
October 2015

Courage for an Independent Spiritual Life or: How do we find the treasure?

The tenth World Teachers' Conference takes place in Dornach from 28th March to 2nd April 2016. Teachers and educators from all over the world will be exploring current educational questions under the title Overcoming Resistance: Courage for an Independent Spiritual Life. Florian Osswald, head of the Pedagogical Section at the Goetheanum, goes on...[more]

Category: Self Development
October 2015

What is true love? An interview with Katherine Estember

Katherine Estember, the initiator of Tuburan Institute, quit her job because of her desire to mainstream a better, more nurturing way of teaching and learning. Together with a colleague she opened Tuburan Institute in 2012, a community-based educational institution in Davao City on the Philippines. Tuburan means “wellspring” in Cebuano, one of the...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Self Development
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
March 2014

Soul Hygiene and Longevity for Teachers

“Jack and the Beanstalk” is David Mitchell's point of departure to explore meditation, resilience, cooperation and the inner tasks of teachers. Concrete examples illustrate some of the obstacles we might be faced with, but David also shows a way forward. His essay is an encouragement to become a truly engaged teacher, to meditate and to become...[more]

Category: Self Development
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YEP Young Eurythmy Performance
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2nd International Training Weeks Kassel
Mon 01.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
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11th International Refresher Course Week
Fri 12.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
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International Conference for teachers for arts and crafts
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In the year 2019 the International Conference for teachers for arts and crafts will take place in...
East African Conference
Sun 14.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
  ‘BEING’ IN MOVEMENT EAST AFRICAN CONFERENCE   Program and invitationWe celebrate a 100...


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