interviews

Education is about more than academics

At the MOS München, students don’t feel like a number, they feel like themselves because teachers are interested in them as people, they make them feel as people. It’s not only what happens in classes but the interpersonal contact that … Read More

The Arts in Waldorf education

What makes us humans is that everything inside us is in connection with each other: what I think can be judged by my feelings: “is this right or is this wrong?”, and what I can think and feel, I can … Read More

Handling freedom and learning to take responsibility

For a child to handle freedom is difficult. There are some students that have more difficulties to do it than others that are better structured inside. At the Freie Aktive Schule Stuttgard (FAS) all of them learn step by step … Read More

From hierarchical to flat structures: growing real respect

We talk with Carl Mirwald, headmaster at MOS Munchen about the development of the Montessori pedagogy with young adults. The most important thing for Carl is to be respectful, the students have freedom of choice, not the subjects (mandatory by … Read More

Intrinsic motivation for lifelong learning

Isabel Kaufhold is teacher at the Freie Aktive Schule (FAS) in Stuttgart. We talk with her about the teaching & learning strategies and the pedagogy which is behind the free schools in general and the FAS in particular. The inner … Read More

The Curriculum and the Waldorf teacher training

The curriculum, always in the eye of the hurricane, criticised by many teachers, apparently rigid in many countries and flexible in others. In Germany independent schools have a lot of freedom to develop their own school curriculum. In this interview … Read More

Learning to take risks in a safe environment

Spielraum21 is a private school recognized by the state that shows one of the many ways in which education in the 21st century could take place in both public and private schools taking advantage of the room offered by the … Read More

The Council Guide Training (CGT)

The Council Guide Training Switzerland is a beautiful two years journey and an intensive training that takes place every 3 months as an integral part of the Swiss KaosPilots Switzerland curriculum. The students learn by being out in nature, to … Read More

Waldorf Education: What is holistic learning?

Founded in the early 20th century, Waldorf education is based on the insights, teachings and principles of education outlined by the world renowned artist, and scientist, Rudolf Steiner. The principles of Waldorf education evolve from an understanding of human development … Read More

Spielraum21: Uncovering the magic of the curriculum

Spielraum21 is a private school recognized by the state that shows one of the many ways in which education in the 21st century could take place in both public and private schools taking advantage of the room offered by the … Read More