The views shared by Klaus-Peter Freitag really spoke to me. As Waldorf teachers, we strive to give the support that the students need, and from what I sensed in Mr. Freitag’s sharing, this also includes sensing a child’s or young person’s destiny. Sometimes we would have to ask a student to leave the school, and I wonder if there have been occasions where I/we didn’t ask the question enough, or deeply enough: “what does this child really need?” It’s really important to carry this question in a free and selfless way.
So true! I feel that , though having enough freedom as teachers, we still get stuck in teaching for something (exams, tests, “valued skills”, very important part of the curriculum etc) instead of looking at each student and offering to grow and discover something new together.
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