The Four Temperaments, Paperback Book


The four temperaments that Rudolf Steiner identified -- sanguine (enthusiastic, active, and social), choleric (short-tempered, fast, or irritable), melancholic (analytical, wise, and quiet), and phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful) -- can be profitably used to better understand children and their behaviour. This useful guide for Waldorf teachers discusses ways to harness the tools of the temperaments, ranging from Class 1 up to individual subjects such as geography or chemistry in Class 8.

It offers teachers the opportunity to engage with children more deeply and adjust lessons accordingly, for maximum learning effectiveness.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 234 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Waldorf Publications
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  • Category: Teaching skills & techniques
  • ISBN: 9781943582181



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