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)

Foundations

May 2019

“Seven-year Periods” as heuristic tools – or: why Waldorf Education works

This essay deals with Steiner's development concept of seven-year rhythms and its differentiation. The author Michael Zech is of the opinion that Steiner built up a heuristic instrument for the description or diagnosis of individual development with these data and not a description of the actual or only correct development and maturation processes...[more]

Category: Foundations
March 2019

"Attitude Is a Small Thing That Makes a Big Difference". Approaches to understanding and dealing with challenging behaviour

The quote from Sir Winston Churchill mentioned in the title is an important benchmark for dealing with children and young people with challenging behaviour. A look at practice shows that employees in schools and boarding schools are increasingly confronted with children and adolescents who not only challenge their behaviour, but often overtax all...[more]

Category: Foundations, Self Development
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 2018

1100 Schools and The Challenges of Teacher Education

Currently, there are 1100 Steiner Waldorf Schools worldwide. One of the challenges to do with this development is the education or professional training of new teachers. Waldorf Resources has interviewed five experienced adult educators about their current tasks. We have spoken to Christian Boettger (Germany), Melanie Guerra (Brazil), Susan Howard...[more]

Category: Foundations, Teaching Practice
September 2017

Puberty as the Gateway to Freedom

The following article has two goals: First, it shows how Steiner's view of the development of young people can be deepened if we include the results of brain research. Second, the author suggests a method of how to approach Steiner's spiritual images which often seem rather difficult to understand.[more]

Category: Foundations
June 2017

A Classroom without a Prima Donna

The artistic teacher is not the prima donna of the classroom but is completely immersed in the classroom and co-creates education. The South African teacher Michael Grimley is an expert when it comes to the art of education. He asks how a teacher develops artistic feeling, be it through meditation, artistic activity, an awareness of their own...[more]

Category: Foundations
June 2017

Artistic Feeling in the Art of Education

Why should education not be a science, but an art? Where is the art which can be learned without living constantly in feeling? What is the qualitative difference between the normal expression of feelings we use in daily life and their mode of use as media for the artistic practice of teaching, and how is their transformation effected? How can the...[more]

Category: Foundations
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International Gym and Games Teacher's conference
Fri 07.06.2019 - Wed 12.06.2019
Welcome to the Rudolf Steiner School Nürnberg.   Today we can observe that children have an...
Conferência Waldorf 100
Wed 19.06.2019
Waldorf 100 conferência em Brasil The Foundations of Human Experience (Study of Man)   ...
100 Years of Teacher Education
Sat 06.07.2019 - Sun 14.07.2019
  First Teacher Education Course 1919 in 2019   Centenary conference July 6-14, 2019 at...
Waldorf 100 International Research Working Days
Mon 15.07.2019 - Fri 19.07.2019
  Waldorf 100 International Research Working Days Waldorf High Schools   July 15 to...
International English Masters for Waldorf Teachers
Mon 02.09.2019 - Thu 31.12.2020
  Learn to Change the World   In September 2019 we are planning our fourth fully...

 

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