Author Archives: David Fernández

Fab Lab: Making brings your ideas to life

Fab labs are spaces that offer democratic access to high tech machines that were normally not reachable and understandable by normal people. Nowadays these machines are really easy to understand and the software for 2D and 3D design has become … Read More

Young refugees: Towards the next horizon

Yassin, former student of SchlaU-Schule and student of MOS München, shares with us his personal story. He moved from Afghanistan to Germany looking for the opportunities he couldn’t find in his country. The opportunity to go to school, to go … Read More

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

SchlaU Schule: supporting young refugees

Germany ratified in 1992 the Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC), a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children, with the exception … 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

Learning takes time

Teresa is a former student of the Free Active School of Stuttgart. In this interview we talk with her about her stay at the school. She explained us that at the school, she had the time to learn the things … Read More

The great adventure of a whole learning community fighting together against Climate Change in Senegal

Students, teachers and relatives from Santa Apolonia school (Galicia, Spain) travel to take part in the Great Green Wall initiative to prevent the Sahara extends to the south in Senegal. This trip and all the related activities are part of a project developed by the … 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