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Kindergarten’s Remarkable View Has Parents Not Wanting to Leave

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

For most parents, a drop off at daycare can result in tears from their children, but at a daycare/kindergarten center in the German town of Hamburg, the typical scenario has flip-flopped as parents have become the ones not wanting to leave. Why? The Pestalozzi Foundation kindergarten is housed inside the Millerntor-Stadion — home of the FC St …

Sources: StarTribune

Photo: Pestalozzi-Stiftung Hamburg und ihre Kitas [Facebook]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Berlin School Teaches Without Conventional Learning Methods

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In the German capital of Berlin, the bilingual Freie Schule Anne-Sophie has thrown out just about every conventional classroom learning method for a more personalized education that has attracted quite a level of interest. Gone are the small classrooms with a teacher giving the same instructions to every student. Instead, the Freie Schule …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Schultueten and the First Day of School

By Francine McKenna on Email

To minimise the spectre of kilometre long traffic queues together with overcrowded everything else during the peak summer holiday season, German school holidays are spread out, so in the separate Laender, federal states, kids are “school free” during different times, ranging from end June to beginning August for Bremen and Saxony for example, to …

Francine McKenna

Passing Your Abitur… Do You Have What It Takes?

By Corinna Bienger on Email

This is about  high school and the Abitur in Germany; as it is the  main conversation in our house these days. My daughter is in the midst of her final exams for the Abiturzeugnis, the document which contains the student’s grades and enables them to attend university.  The importance of …

Corinna Bienger

Die Schuleinfuehrung

By Matthias Knobloch on Email

Ein Fest für Kinder, Eltern, Verwandte und Zahnärzte. Eltern, Großeltern, Tanten und Onkels. Alle kommen Sie um diesen speziellen Tag mit dem jüngsten ABC-Schützen aus der Familie zu feiern. Für den Schützling ist es der erste wichtige Schritt auf dem Weg zum erwachsen werden. Das deutsche Schulsystem übernimmt einen Teil …

Matthias Knobloch

The First Day of School

By Matthias Knobloch on Email

A festival for children, relatives, and dentists. Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins – Every family member is invited to share this special day with their young relative. It is the first big step in a child’s life, on their way to becoming a young man or woman. On this day, the …

Matthias Knobloch