From the Preface:
This book is an attempt to address the art of teaching within
the context of eurythmy. It assumes a working knowledge of both
eurythmy and anthroposophy, as elucidated by Rudolf Steiner.
While it is directed to eurythmists in particular, I feel that the
contents of Part One will be of interest also to subject and class
teachers who wish to gain an insight into Waldorf education from
an artistic-eurythmic viewpoint.
Because teaching is as much a matter of what our students
bring to us as what we bring to them, what arises from this deep rooted
union is highly mercurial and by no means predictable.
As a result, what we “know” is constantly confronted by a “do
not know.” Thus, whatever can be written in a book is at best
only half of the reality of teaching.
As will probably be clear, this is not a learned book. I have
always chosen to do my own exploring, preferring to make a
workingman’s mistake than remain safe with a hundred quotes
from the horse’s mouth. Above all, my aim has been to be practical.
Very little is theoretical in the sense of having been thought
through, but not actually lived or experienced. In this sense the
book is personal. Therefore, believe nothing and test everything.
It should be possible to recognize the contents at work in the actual
teaching and to apply the advice and suggestions fruitfully.
Eurythmy must be given away in order to be meaningful
in life. If I have a hope, it is that the contents will provide the
means for more eurythmists to successfully enter the world of
bringing eurythmy to children and teenagers.
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