Rudolf Steiner Archive 

Calendar of the Soul

Northern Hemisphere

Week 6

There has arisen from its narrow limits
My self and finds itself
As revelation of all worlds
Within the sway of time and space;
The world, as archetype divine,
Displays to me at every turn
The truth of my own likeness.

Southern Hemisphere

Week 32

I feel my own force, bearing fruit
And gaining strength to give me to the world.
My inmost being I feel charged with power
To turn with clearer insight
Toward the weaving of life's destiny.

—Translation by Ruth and Hans Pusch

See GA 40 for full calendar and German text.

Practical Course for Teachers
GA 294

Together with Study of Man and Discussions with Teachers these discussions form the basic training material given by Steiner to the teachers of the first Waldorf school. Here are 14 lectures, given at Stuttgart at the founding of the first Waldorf School in August and September of 1919. This is a First Edition, English translation of this important pedagogical Course.

These lectures have also been published in English with the title, Practical Advice to Teachers, and are published in German with the title, Erziehungskunst. Methodisch-didaktisches (vol. 294 in the Bibliographic Survey).

Translation Authorized by Harry Collison

Editor's Preface
Lecture I: Introduction — Aphoristic remarks on Artistic Activity, Arithmetic, Reading, and Writing August 21, 1919
Lecture II: On Language — the Oneness of man with the Universe August 22, 1919
Lecture III: On the Plastically Formative Arts, Music, and Poetry August 23, 1919
Lecture IV: The First School-lesson — Manual Skill, Drawing and Painting — the Beginnings of Language-teaching August 25, 1919
Lecture V: Writing and Reading — Spelling August 26, 1919
Lecture VI: On the Rhythm of Life and Rhythmical Repetition in Teaching August 27, 1919
Lecture VII: The Teaching in the Ninth Year — Natural History — the Animal Kingdom August 28, 1919
Lecture VIII: Education After the Twelfth — History — Physics August 29, 1919
Lecture IX: On the Teaching of Languages August 30, 1919
Lecture X: Arranging the Lesson up to the Fourteenth Year September 01, 1919
Lecture XI: On the Teaching of Geography September 02, 1919
Lecture XII: How to Connect School with Practical Life September 03, 1919
Lecture XIII: On Drawing up the Time-table September 04, 1919
Lecture XIV: Moral Educative Principles and their Transition to Practice September 05, 1919
Extra Lecture: Concluding Remarks September 06, 1919

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