« To teach a young person doesn’t mean to fill an empty bucket, but it means to lighten a fire. » (Aristotle)
If it is quiet on this blog, this means that life in reality is very busy.
I am these days especially occupied with the school, with practical weeks, with new changes, with lots of thoughts on structure, teaching and pedagogy but also with private life, our garden and other projects, alhamdulillah.
Time for writing here is rare, so I send you greetings of peace with these images from our very lively, very busy, fulfilling, creative, innovative and sometimes also challenging school-life at the “école vivante” where learning happens everywhere.
Favourite books that inspire an alternative approach on education:
Rahima Baldwin Dancy: “You are your child’s first teacher”
Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn: “Everyday Blessings” / “Mit Kindern wachsen”
Naomi Aldort: “Raising our children, raising ourselves” / “Von der Erziehung zur Einfühlung”
Rebeca Wild: “ Erziehung zum Sein”
Rebeca Wild: “ Kinder im Pesta”
Rebeca Wild: “ Sein zum Erziehen”
Rebeca Wild: “ Freiheit und Grenzen, Liebe und Respekt“
Rebeca Wild: “Raising Curious, creative, confident kids”
Mary Griffith: “The unschooling handbook”
Barbara J. Patterson: “Beyond the Rainbow bridge”
A.S. Neill: “Summerhill, a radical approach to child rearing” / “Summerhill”
Jürgen Reichen: “Hannah hat Kino im Kopf”
Lucy Calkins: “Raising lifelong learners”
Stefanie Mohsine: “Schulfrei”
John Holt : “How children learn”/ “How children fail”