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

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
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
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2nd International Training Weeks Kassel
Mon 01.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
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International Conference for teachers for arts and crafts
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East African Conference
Sun 14.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
  ‘BEING’ IN MOVEMENT EAST AFRICAN CONFERENCE   Program and invitationWe celebrate a 100...

 

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