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

November 2019

‚The Yellow Pepper‘, or what are ‚pedagogical stories‘ all about?

Children love having stories read to them. Today reading aloud has been taken a back footing. Often the media replace the human being. There is plenty of opportunity to enter the fairy tale tent – it is packed with small listeners. The author Margarete Jäckel uses this fascination as her starting point and smoothes every day obstacles with...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice
September 2019

Form drawing – a new linear art worldwide

Waldorf education resides today on all continents and in numerous cultures. During many visits to Waldorf “colonies” overseas, the question cannot be avoided as to the extent that this Central European cultural impulse is justified for example in India, China or Central and South America, in cultures which suffered or were destroyed through...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Arts and Crafts
July 2019

Digital change as a societal change

We live in a digital world that has become indispensable. Whether we encounter it with uncertainty or enthusiasm is of secondary importance. Robin Schmidt introduces us to this emerging world from a cultural-historical point of view, without bias and with a gift for philosophical reflection. There are signs of a return to the archaic, to a kind of...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Media
May 2019

Active media education in class using the example of stop-motion animated film technique

This article makes the case for using digital media as tools in school in order to understand them as a means to an end. Digital media are used creatively to help make ideas visible. Active media work requires a student to be able to work with media independently and to use it as a means of communication. If students merely respond to the needs of...[more]

Category: Media, 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
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