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

January 2019

International Curriculum: Choosing story material

After almost 100 years of Waldorf pedagogy the question as how to adapt the curriculum to different places continues to be a challenge. Today we can add the dimension of time, by asking what the challenges of the times we live in place on the curriculum we teach. What curriculum do our students need here, where we live? In this paper I address the...[more]

Category: Curriculum Overview, Teaching Practice
December 2018

Fundamental Aspects of Sports Lessons in the Waldorf School

Why do I practice certain movement sequences in class? How should they be practiced? What movement qualities do I train? What effect do they have on the healthy development of children and adolescents? Together with Lutz Gerding, Gerlinde Idler has published the book "Fundamental Aspects of Sports Lessons" (1), published by Freies Geistesleben...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Movement
June 2018

The Art and the Science of Classroom Management

Classroom Management- is there really any more to it than knowing where the scissors are kept? Or, how a teacher might get a class of children to line up, with chairs, and file into a hall in an orderly fashion? Apparently so, if the library shelves of teacher training programmes are anything to go by.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Methodology and Didactics
May 2018

Learning to Take Your Life Into Your Own Hands

The film introduces „School as a Whole“, a topic by the Waldorf School movement. In the film ‹Tea(cher) Talk› by waldorf-resources.org, Waldorf teachers from six different countries explain why it is important for a school to oppose fragmentation, specialisation and modularization and thus prevent exclusion.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, School Management, Community
April 2018

Destroyed Soul Landscapes

What began with a football World Cup in 2006 and Waldorf Youth Festival in Stuttgart ended for some in the Lebanon war. A group of students could not travel back to their home country. This was the birth of Waldorf Education as Emergency Padagogy, which was cofounded by Bernd Ruf, director of the Parzival Centre in Karlsruhe. Since then, emergency...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice
March 2018

Polyhedric educational experiences

The main focus of this video is the recent development of the upper classes of the Scuola Novalis. The Libera Scuola Steiner-Waldorf “Novalis” is situated in north-eastern Italy, in the pleasant pre-alpine area of Conegliano (famous for Prosecco wine!), between the Dolomites to the north and Venice and the Adriatic Sea to the south.[more]

Category: Teaching Practice
February 2018

Googlification in the Classroom - The High-Tech Invasion of our Schools

The posters on the classroom wall say, ‘Dream!’ ‘Laugh!’ It seems ironic that these posters remind us of a childhood which is long gone. Some third graders are sitting on plastic boxes. There are also some high tables with iPads where some of the children are busy posting and twittering. These children are using ‘Seesaw’ a student-driven digital...[more]

Category: Teaching Practice, Media
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YEP Young Eurythmy Performance
Sat 08.09.2018 - Sun 31.03.2019
  www.yep-eurythmie.de   Dear Colleagues, please point this out to the students of your...
2nd International Training Weeks Kassel
Mon 01.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
High School Education at Steiner Waldorf...
11th International Refresher Course Week
Fri 12.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
Main Focus Class...
East African Conference
Sun 14.04.2019 - Thu 18.04.2019
  ‘BEING’ IN MOVEMENT EAST AFRICAN CONFERENCE   Program and invitationWe celebrate a 100...
Waldorf 100 World Early Childhood Conference
Mon 15.04.2019 - Fri 19.04.2019
The International Association of Steiner/Waldorf Early Childhood Education (IASWECE) and the...

 

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