"Overcoming Resistance" was the leading thought for the World Teachers' Conference 2016. Michal Ben Shalom gains new inspiration by overcoming resistance. In her lecture she quotes Rumi, the 13th century Persian poet: "There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth." For her, this is Waldorf Education in practice: Not to copy anything, but to make individual pathways towards the future. Michal is only one of many authors who have contributed to the autumn edition of our newsletter. We are happy to send you this rich volume and are wishing you inspiring hours of reading.
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A Way Forward
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Being Fully Human The following three parts are taken from the introduction to a new collection of essays on teaching human sexuality entitled Trailing Clouds of Glory: Essays on Human Sexuality and the Education of Youth in Waldorf Schools, published 2014 by Waldorf Publications at the Research Institute for Waldorf Education in Chatham, NY…more see Part I, Part II, Part III
Courage, Initiative and the New We
Florian Osswald, leader of the Pedagogical Section, speaks of a "new we", an "entrepreneurial risk", which must be based on every individual's courage and strength when meeting another human being... more
Child Care for Under Three Year Olds
The Waldorf movement is increasingly faced with the question of external childcare for under three year olds. The author Helle Heckman shows the importance of this type of childcare in today's society. However, her main concern is that childcare has to be based on the needs of the children... more
Sweepers, Feathers and Rainbows
Joep Eikenboom is a class teacher and teacher for educational support in the Netherlands. In this paper, he explains how important it is for teachers to perceive the human being as a whole and to pay attention to detail. Joep shows us here some drawing exercises which help children to hold the pen or pencil correctly... more
'The History of the World is the Judgement of the World'
The international Waldorf movement, with its Middle European roots and traditions, has spread to every culture and religion in the world. What is an appropriate stance for the movement towards religious beliefs and religious education? How can the movement approach the question of faith and RE in a meaningful way?... more
Are You Living Your Talk?
Waldorf teachers in China need to balance a „copy-paste“ approach to foreign cultural elements with the search for their own path in order to create their own identity in modern China. We spoke to Ben Cherry, coordinator of the China Waldorf Forum and teacher trainer, about the latest developments in Chinese Waldorf education... more
Growing students – Growing Teachers
Even though Harlan Gilbert 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
The New ‘We’ Needs Individuals
The aim of the World Teachers’ Conference was not so much to convey contents as encourage teachers to take action in their own schools. An interview with Florian Osswald and Claus-Peter Röh... more