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)

Teaching Practice

March 2019

Movement in childhood

Movement is one of life’s age-old phenomena. We probably never associate life with movement more than when we see children in action. Stand on the edge of a schoolyard or a playground and watch the children. It is a picture of pure motion. The children run from one side to the other, they climb and jump, throw their arms up or whirl around, they...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Movement
February 2019

Opening Mathematics

Mathematics confronts teachers with a pivotal question: Do we explain mathematics, or do we encourage students to think for themselves and form their own mental images, out of which they then generate mathematics? ‘Opening Mathematics’ wants to encourage Waldorf teachers around the world to entrust students with more mathematical production...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Mathematics
February 2019

The Significance of Puberty for the Process of Individuation

In this article, the author identifies key aspects of adolescent pedagogy in Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy and considers them in terms of their educational potential. The first part, published here, focuses on the significance of puberty for the process of individuation. The article first appeared in “Youth education in the Waldorf School”, a...[more]

Category: Foundations, Teaching Practice
February 2019

Promoting curiosity

Curiosity is a wonder of the human mind. It goes to the heart of modernity, as a driving force for learning, novel insights and innovation, both for individuals and communities. In societies dependent on science and development, finding out what promotes or hampers curiosity and wonder in school curricula and science education should be...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Science
January 2019

International Curriculum: Choosing story material

After almost 100 years of Waldorf pedagogy the question as how to adapt the curriculum to different places continues to be a challenge. Today we can add the dimension of time, by asking what the challenges of the times we live in place on the curriculum we teach. What curriculum do our students need here, where we live? In this paper I address the...[more]

Category: Curriculum Overview, Teaching Practice
December 2018

Fundamental Aspects of Sports Lessons in the Waldorf School

Why do I practice certain movement sequences in class? How should they be practiced? What movement qualities do I train? What effect do they have on the healthy development of children and adolescents? Together with Lutz Gerding, Gerlinde Idler has published the book "Fundamental Aspects of Sports Lessons" (1), published by Freies Geistesleben...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Movement
June 2018

The Art and the Science of Classroom Management

Classroom Management- is there really any more to it than knowing where the scissors are kept? Or, how a teacher might get a class of children to line up, with chairs, and file into a hall in an orderly fashion? Apparently so, if the library shelves of teacher training programmes are anything to go by.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Methodology and Didactics
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