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)

News

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]

Cat: Foundations, Self Development
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]

Cat: 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]

Cat: 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]

Cat: Foundations, Teaching Practice
February 2019

Promoting curiosity

Curiosity is a wonder of the human mind. It goes to the heart of modernity, as a driving force for learning, novel insights and innovation, both for individuals and communities. In societies dependent on science and development, finding out what promotes or hampers curiosity and wonder in school curricula and science education should be...[more]

Cat: Teaching Practice, Science

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