Tai-Chi at Michael Skolen Steiner School – Denmark

Vancouver Waldorf School – Movie Monday

Each Monday we will feature a short film relating to Waldorf Education. Perhaps a lecture, pedagogical content, sister-school production, or tutorial.

Please enjoy today’s presentation:

Tai-Chi at Michael Skolen Steiner School – Denmark

The teacher Rui from a Waldorf school in China visited Michael Skolen in Denmark this week as a part of a cultural exchange. Every morning some of the older students were taught Tai Chi.

The school’s goal through education and artistic and practical activities to meet academic proficiency, individual spiritual development and social competence. Intellectuals – they are artistic – and the craft disciplines used in conjunction with each other. dissemination of academic teaching material is shaped to individual subjects may appear gradually awakening and from this also character forming.

The development of the linguistically-humanities – and the mathematics and science majoring trained students throughout their schooling in artistic and practical disciplines partly located separately in fagtimer and partly used as a method in the direct teaching of key subjects. Thus, by using subjects and method conscious and mutually in each other’s service may be in the overall schooling achieve a comprehensive general education. Efforts through this general education to equip students the best possible way for tomorrow’s adult life with its ever-increasing challenges.
(rough translation, by google translate)


*The Vancouver Waldorf School provides an experiential, age appropriate approach to education based on the insights of Rudolf Steiner that inspires students to love learning, to be creative, open-minded, and compassionate. With a curriculum that integrates all academics with the arts and social learning, Waldorf Education develops not only the left and right hemispheres of the brain, but the whole human being. A child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development is considered equally, supporting a conscious unfolding of the individuality within each student. Waldorf graduates possess capacities for empathy and clear, creative and independent thinking that enables them to carry out a chosen course of action with moral courage and social responsibility.