My letter to the Guardian

...and to Zoe Williams in response to her article on 18th January 2019  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/jan/18/steiner-free-school-michael-gove? Dear Ms. Williams, since there is no chance of a reader’s letter of this length being published, nor indeed [...]

Pedagogical feedback culture

I’ve just returned from a very interesting meeting with upper school teachers from various UK Waldorf schools. We met at St. Michael’s in London to talk about the NZCSE (insiders know what that is) [...]

Developing Waldorf curriculum locally

California - Thor   some guidelines on a generative approach Some time ago, Florian Osswald at the Pedagogical Section asked me if I had any texts on curriculum development in different [...]

Asian Waldorf Teacher Conference Chengdu, May 2017

Waldorf around the world Over a thousand people attended the seventh (and last) AWTC at the Mount Emei Resort (China’s Holy Mountain, except China is a secular country). Before the conference there was [...]

Waldorf conference in South Africa

Pan African Conference Johannesburg 2017 I was invited to attend the Pan African conference in Johannesburg in April (2017) and was happy to renew my acquaintance with friends and colleagues I had got [...]

Stages of learning – a Waldorf perspective

As promised in my blog following English Week, I have now written up my thoughts on the seven learning processes or stages of learning. I would be very happy to hear from readers what [...]

Step together – Waldorf in Lebanon

This blog is about my visit to Lebanon in January and some ideas that it prompted in me. My return journey was rather eventful, since my flight via Istanbul was cancelled because of heavy [...]

elewa – a learning community comes alive

First impressions and thoughts After having invested quite some time into the creation and construction of the first elewa course about ‘Sustainable language teaching and learning’, it is great to read and hear comments [...]

English Week 2016

It seems a while ago now but it was in fact only three weeks. However, it was the 20th anniversary and it was celebrated in style. For those who don’t know, English Week [...]

Manas Social Village: learning through participation within a community of practice

I have just returned from a richly rewarding trip to Kirgistan to visit the Manas Social Village, which is in the hills outside of Bishkek. The Social Village is a community in which [...]