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

Teaching Practice > Mathematics
October 2016

Teaching in the Interplay between Power and Freedom (1)

Stephan Sigler, lecturer at the seminar in Kassel and high school teacher, uses mathematics to illustrate how dynamic teaching techniques in the high school can help pupils to become active in life's processes. This article sums up Stefan's lecture at the 10th World Teachers' Conference 2016 at the Goetheanum.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Mathematics
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
November 2014

The Quadratic Equation – this is a topic to be taught in an inquiry based way after all

Some teachers of mathematics claim that the formula for the quadratic equation is incompatible with modern teaching methods and therefore has to be provided and proven by the teacher. The author Prof. Dr. Peter Gallin tries to demonstrate the opposite: It should be possible for learners to investigate the riddle of the quadratic equation in a...[more]

Category: Mathematics, Teaching Practice
November 2014

Implementing Dialogic Learning in Primary Schools

Through conventional teaching, children often loose their natural interest in mathematics. Prof. Dr. Peter Gallin shows in his research article how dialogic learning can teach the pupils to discover their own solutions. Dialogues in education enable the learners to be part of the theory behind the task – this can be a fruitful method to avoid...[more]

Category: Mathematics, Teaching Practice, Methodology and Didactics
June 2014

Furthering knowledge and linguistic competence: Learning with kernel ideas and journals

Children who want to learn care little for traditional subject barriers. From the beginning, their curiosity and thirst for knowledge are directed towards the whole, though it is impossible to predict exactly what this "whole" will be. Once the child has latched onto it, however, it becomes a personal "kernel idea" and begins to take effect. We...[more]

Category: Mathematics

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