CfA's Online Op. Ed.

We invite you to browse through a collection of articles on current topics composed by authors and writers associated with the Center for Anthroposophy (CfA) and the educational programs it sponsors. Some articles appear for the first time on these pages, while others are adapted from essays recently published elsewhere. They offer their own anthroposophical perspectives on the cultural and social conditions of our times.

Leading through Change

The last few years have brought unprecedented challenges to schools, especially to our teachers and administrators. Layered over long-standing issues of low pay, long hours, helicopter parents, shared governance (and confusion over roles and authority), schools have had to navigate a third year of covid while enhancing their DEI activities and working with new financial constraints, to name but a few issues.

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Lighting Up the Darkness

This is the season of light. Which is a paradoxical way to describe––at least here in the northern hemisphere––the darkest time of the year. So, what does it mean to refer to this time as the season of light? To use an example you all will know: you enter a dark room, light a match or click the flashlight button on your phone, and suddenly the room is illuminated. The light overcomes, in other words, the darkness.

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ADVENTURE IN CYBERSPACE

Siegfried Finser It was a matter of synchronicity. Just as I happened to rediscover tubes of my Grumbacher water paint, brushes, and paper, the New York Times ran a story about “NFTs” (non-fungible tokens). I rarely buy newspapers, but Singsong, my canary, needed fresh paper for lining the bottom of his cage. I knew the […]

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High School Eurythmy

During the first 100 years of the international Waldorf movement, we had much to be proud of––a century of striving to meet the true physical, soul, and spiritual needs of individuals and the planet. And now, here we are, post 100-year anniversary, approaching post-Covid-19, ready to look ahead to prepare for the future, rather than look back to celebrate the past.

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My Internship at Isha Home School

Genevieve Dagobert, a graduate of the Waldorf Program at Antioch University New England, describes her voyage to a school in the foothills of India's Velliangiri Mountains, where children learn seven days a week, four months at a time, in a parent-free, multi-age sibling atmosphere

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Students for Soil – A Call to Action

Just a few years ago, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the very first Waldorf school in the world in September of 1919 as well as the birth of the worldwide Waldorf movement inaugurated by Rudolf Steiner. Today, there are more than 1,090 Waldorf / Steiner schools in 64 countries, and 1,857 Waldorf kindergartens in more than 70 countries, plus Waldorf associations and teacher-training centers for Waldorf educators and Waldorf teachers around the world.

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