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

October 2017

Having 28 daughters. Waldorf Education in India

An interview with Manorama Kamineni, Sloka Waldorf School Hyderabad[more]

Category: Teaching Practice
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
June 2017

Waldorf: An education of its time?

To what degree is Waldorf education of its time? Is it contemporary? These questions are put forward by Neil Boland, senior lecturer at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. He looks towards possible futures and finding new forms of and for education. This is his second article; the first, "A sense of place within the Waldorf...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture, Foundations
May 2017

Possibilities for the Development of New Waldorf Festivals

To conclude her research on the development of new festivals in Kusi Kawsay, Peru and Nairobi Waldorf School, the author Vera Hoffmann summarizes in part 4 the corresponding motifs and processes so that they can serve as a stimulus for other colleges with similar questions. Even though local conditions were decisive in each case, the paramount...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture
May 2017

Between Glittery Façades and the Largest African Slum

In the third part of Vera Hoffmann's series on festivals at Waldorf schools she describes some examples from Kenya. Vera has investigated the latest developments of the Euro-centric Waldorf annual festivals as part of her ethnographical studies for a master thesis at the Rudolf Steiner University College in Oslo. At Nairobi Waldorf School, well...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture
May 2017

Between Coca and Noodles

This is the second part of an article about the creation of festivals at Waldorf schools. Here, the author refers to an example from Peru. In an ethnographic study as part of her master thesis at the Rudolf Steiner University College Oslo, Vera Hoffmann investigated the processes of developing new ideas for what used to be eurocentered Waldorf...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Culture
March 2017

From the campfire to enzyme kinetics

In 2013 Dirk Rohde published a teacher's resource book called Chemistry Reader on how to establish chemistry teaching at Waldorf schools. The handbook has been written especially for beginners and covers chemistry in grades 7 to 12. We are publishing the complete Chemistry Reader here as a pdf document, with kind permission by Dr. Rohde.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Science
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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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