»Schläft ein Lied in allen Dingen,
Die da träumen fort und fort.
Und die Welt hebt an zu singen,
Triffst du nur das Zauberwort.«
“There sleeps a song in all things
That dream on and on,
And the world begins to sing,
If you just find the magic word.”
A poem by the famous German Romantic poet, Joseph von Eichendorff, expresses what Rosanda believes is the driving force of life. To search for and find the magic word that brings to life everything we encounter; and not just things, but above all, other people and other living beings. This search presupposes a healthy curiosity that begins with our birth and should last a lifetime. For it is this curiosity, this sense of wonder, that makes us alive, vital, open to new knowledge, and new insights. And that makes us fall in love with the world.
This is why Rosanda believes that as educators we have a responsibility to maintain our vitality, wonder and love, to be able to transmit it joyfully to our pupils. And in some magic moments we will find the “magic word” and we will be able to witness how “the world begins to sing”.
Rosanda graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana with a degree in the German Language and literature and pedagogy. She has 30 years of experience teaching German at all age levels, from children to adults, and has taught in language schools, a state primary school, the Waldorf School, a high school and at the college level.
For 17 years, she had her own company where she ran German courses for children, and organized seminars and workshops for teachers on self-responsible working and learning (Dr. Heinz Klippert’s EVA-Method). She is currently training as a Somatic coach with the Somatic School, London, UK, with the aim of incorporating somatic methodsinto her teaching and teacher counselling.
After the birth of her first daughter, she became interested in alternative pedagogy. From there, her path led her to a two-year training for integrative Gestalt educators and counsellors.
In her spare time, she keeps fit by walking her dog in the woods, doing yoga and following a healthy diet. And at the end of the day, she likes to watch a good film, read a novel by her favourite author Haruki Murakami, listen to music, dance, sing, meet friends, or eat something delicious. She likes to experience the magic of being alive.