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1 MAZ Marienhöher Allgemeine Zeitung Magazine for students, employees, parents, friends and sponsors of the Marienhöhe e. V. In focus: We'll be gone then

2 Editorial Contents Dear Readers! Personalities Mediothek There were real pictures by real artists, that was the answer of one student to my question, what she particularly liked during the visit to the Kunsthalle Darmstadt. The original encounter with real reality, that is the goal of excursions and trips that we make with our students. They complement the lessons in the classroom, which should primarily deal with the scientific basics. In addition to the vivid and concrete examination of reality, social skills are also promoted. When a group of students is out and about together, it strengthens the class community, teachers and students get to know each other better and students practice taking responsibility. As a biology teacher, I am fortunate enough to work in a green classroom at Marienhöhe. Since our school is in the middle of the forest, I can easily take a course if the topic is right. For me it is always a nice experience to just stand in the forest after the theoretical study of biology, inhale the scent, feel the bark of trees and see that nature actually does what is in the biology book. Extracurricular learning experiences can not only be realized in art and biology. The Marienhöhe School Center would like to make this holistic aspect of learning tangible for the students in different ways, from spontaneous learning courses to language and sports trips lasting several days. This is achieved thanks to many committed colleagues. The Marienhöhe homepage provides an overview of the various possibilities under the heading Experience school trips. We would like to show a colorful impression of excursions and trips in the focus of this issue. Enjoy reading! Stefanie Noack-Bürger Editor-in-Chief Imprint Publisher Schulzentrum Marienhöhe e. V. At Marienhöhe Darmstadt Internet: E. Mail: Telephone: (49) We are happy to help 4 I'm back! 5 In focus: We’re away then. Is school excursion a worthwhile expense? 6 History lesson in the concentration camp 6 Instructive, interesting and informative 7 Insights into the professional world The internship 8 Gathering new experiences 8 Exploring the Schaumann bookbinding 9 Art (almost) you can touch 10 The farm as a classroom? 20 How can you stop bullying? Excitement among the angels What? - when? - Where? 36 6 At eye level with politicians Cover picture: Lisa Seifert on an excursion to the vivarium 12 Exclusive interview with Nessie 2 3

3 Personalities Personalities We are happy to help The Marienhöhe school secretaries I'm back! Margrit Kregel in an interview with Stefanie Noack-Bürger Manuela Bogdoll works as a secretary for the grammar school. She is the contact person for admissions, contractual matters and works for the three levels (lower, middle and upper grades). In addition to her diverse tasks, she also takes care of trial students, organizes the information day and the information party. What I particularly like about my job is the personal contact with the teachers, parents and students. It is very interesting to advise parents who are interested in Marienhöhe as a school for their children, I am responsible for the initial contact at all levels in grammar school. Renate Geduhn is the secondary school secretary and the head of the secondary school. She advises parents and pupils who are interested in secondary school, takes care of appointments and recordings. She is in close contact with students, parents and teachers and is responsible for preparing the grade conferences, certificates and secondary school exams. She receives notifications of educational measures, organizes elective lessons and takes care of ordering school books. I like the variety of my tasks, I always prefer to do what needs to be tackled, according to the Bible text in Colossians 3:23: Everything you do, do it from the heart. Sandra Hartmann is responsible for two school departments, she is the secretary of the elementary school and the grammar school. In addition to the various tasks in the primary school secretariat, she is also responsible for certificates, absences and warnings in the grammar school secretariat. She also organizes the grading conferences, the bilingual lessons, the second foreign language and takes care of all questions related to reading and spelling weaknesses. It is a lot of fun to work with teachers and students - this means that not every day is the same Margrit Kregel is the secretary of the school management and the contact person for the pedagogical management and boarding schools. She organizes homework supervision, company and social internships, the meeting week and project days. She also takes care of the European competition and the parents' day. Dear Margrit, how did it come about that you became a secretary at Marienhöhe? My predecessor called me and asked if I would like to have her job, I would be the right person for it. I thought about it and prayed intensely and then decided to go to Marienhöhe. That's how I came from Berlin to Darmstadt. Sometimes you can still hear that when ick do a bit of Berliners. You are the secretary of the school management, what is your main task? I mainly work with my two bosses, i. H. the headmaster Gunter Stange and the deputy headmaster Reiner Junek, z. B. for incoming calls. You have been sick for a long time and could not do your job, how are you today? I had cancer from which I am fortunately completely recovered. I am very grateful for that. It was a great pleasure and support for me to receive the many letters, cards, prayers and good wishes from colleagues, parents and students during the difficult times. Thank you to everyone who thought of me. What do you particularly like about your work? I think it's especially nice to work with so many nice people. In addition, my tasks are very diverse. Personal contact with students, parents and teachers is important to me. Sometimes students come to me with an excuse to just talk to me, and I like to take the time to do that. I find our school very remarkable, especially in terms of the pedagogical basis, which I would like to support with my personal commitment. I am very happy to be back here at Marienhöhe. We welcome our new colleagues to our team: Felicia Ghisoiu (cafeteria cash desk), Olga Ermolik (federal voluntary service, housekeeping), Leopold Root (temporary girl boarding school) and Dawid Koszyk (temporary assistant industrial engineering) Feel comfortable with us! We congratulate our colleagues who celebrated a service anniversary in 2013: Helmut Fuhrmann and Waltraud Pfänder-Waniek (10 years); Marie-Luise Althaus-Loos, Annette Elm, Hildegard Johnson, Karen Nattrodt and Uwe Zöllner (20 years); Ursula Herget and Angela Paeske (25 years); Beate Lippert and Willibald Weiss (30 years); Petra Moormann- Bromba (35 years old) We congratulate Annemarie Bauholzer and Michael Helt on their civil service. 4 5

4 In focus: We'll be gone then In focus: We'll be gone School excursions a worthwhile expense? Especially as colleagues who teach politics and economics, we attach great importance to excursions. Various goals are regularly addressed: Visiting the mayor (class 7) and the court (class 8), Hessian state parliament (class 9/10), money museum in Frankfurt (Q 1), four-day study trip to Berlin in Q2 (Bundestag, Bundesrat , Federal Ministries, discussion with ministers and MPs), day trip to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg in Q3 (also with MPs talk and visit to a plenary session). The organizational effort associated with this is considerable. Numerous appointments have to be requested, bus companies and hotels have to be booked and letters to students and parents have to be written. The costs must not get out of hand, and the loss of regular classes should be limited. I have sometimes asked myself whether this additional effort is really worthwhile, especially since I have been preparing and carrying out the above-mentioned excursions for the Q phase (upper level) annually for over 10 years. A clear answer: definitely! When I meet former students of my advanced courses and tutor groups in Darmstadt to brush up on old times, they especially rave about the excursions (especially the trip to Berlin). Here they could question politicians and test whether the theory they learned at school was really correct. Surprising new insights were gained and discussion skills were optimized. And the whole thing was even more fun than normal lessons - not least because of the wide range of leisure activities after completing the compulsory program. It is well known that things that are associated with positive feelings are easier to remember. Conclusion: learning locations outside the school are an educational must! Roland Paeske, teacher history lesson in the Natzwiller-Struthof concentration camp On October 30, 2013 my parallel class, the 9a, and my class drove together with Mr. Waniek to the Natzwiller-Struthof concentration camp in Alsace, France. In keeping with the subject of religion and history, we went on an excursion to the European Center for Deported Resistance Fighters and other Nazi Victims of the Second World War. After a three-hour journey, we came to the site in the middle of the forest. An oppressive mood was immediately noticeable. The entire group was divided into small information groups, the group tours were organized by fellow pupils equipped with information. As I walked across the grounds, I felt I was being watched all the time. On the roof of the Reichstag with Ms. Zypries, member of the Bundestag, and also trapped, because there were still watchtowers everywhere in the fenced-in area. There were many rooms for information and various exhibitions about the builders of the camp, about the inmates and their inhumane and cruel treatment, to torture chambers and memorials. I will certainly not forget the pictures that I have seen, the texts that I have read, anytime soon. Anyone who visits such a cruel place knows how terrible that feeling is. Nevertheless, I think that this excursion was necessary, because even young people should know about this, albeit sad, part of German and European history. Katharina Sophie Küllmer, Grade 9b Instructive, interesting and informative Excursion to the EU Parliament in Strasbourg - a report (not) to be taken very seriously With great expectations, the Marienhöhe PoWi performance and basic course went to Strasbourg on January 15, 2014, to visit the EU Parliament. After a two and a half hour bus ride full of ups and downs, the destination was reached. Driven by a burning curiosity, we got out. Inquisitive we took the stream of impressions, the light flair of our class took a trip to the Senckenberg Museum in Frankfurt on Thursday. We met at the main train station and a few minutes later we were already on the train. When we arrived at the Senckenberg Museum, we were given a one-hour tour of the entire natural history museum. After we had gained a small overview, we went in groups of two to individual departments and prepared a small lecture on particularly interesting objects: huge whale skeletons, another visit is worthwhile here. A trip to the Senckenberg Museum Old Town. Our first stop was the Strasbourg Cathedral. Overwhelmingly majestic, it stretches towards the sky. A building of gothic perfection that is second to none. After a short lunch break, during which everyone could refresh themselves with specialties from Alsace, the highlight of the day followed: a visit to the EU Parliament. Our expectations were more than fulfilled: Slain by the force of the cool force that could be felt in every corner of the building, some members of the tour group, who are also in the Sport-LK, had to do their daily ration of push-ups to clear their heads again to get. There was a lot to gain from the highly interesting round of interviews that followed with Member of the European Parliament, Gahler (CDU). He answered many questions from our side in detail and talked for a long time about European politics, intercontinental problems and international relations. The highlight of the trip culminated in a visit to the parliamentary session with the topic: Freedom of travel within the EU. After 45 minutes of listening to this interesting debate, we started our journey home, completely satisfied and slowly recovering from all the consumption of impressions, in order to arrive back in Darmstadt around the clock. In summary, it can be said that this day trip was very educational, interesting and informative. We had a lot of fun and a great time. Shan Kusuma; Upper level Q3 Egyptian mummies, smoking volcano models, finds from the Messel pit, gigantic dinosaur bones, giant insects and much more. After half an hour of preparation we curled through the museum again and listened to the student lectures of the individual groups. So every student could present what he was particularly interested in. We agreed, this museum shows so many treasures that it is worth visiting again! We walked back to the main train station, so it turned out to be a little hiking day! Pascal Daum, grade 7a 6 7

5 In focus: we'll be gone for a while. In focus: we'll be gone. Insights into the world of work The company internship Every year in January, the pupils of grade 9 Realschule and the introductory phase to the upper secondary school take part in the annual company internship, that is , Here you have the opportunity to get a taste of a job for two weeks. Far away from everyday school life, the students get an insight into a job they have chosen and thus have the opportunity to think about their goals and expectations for their later working life. Ideally, they will discover a job that they enjoy so much that they want to pursue it after graduation. Or they also notice that this may be a job that is out of the question for them at all. It is crucial that the students experience what it means to work. How does a company work from the organization to the work processes? In order to achieve this, the students go through the various departments of the company. This gives them a good insight into the job profile they have chosen, but also into the environment of this job. I'm looking forward to many exciting reports! Charlotte Freund, teacher exploration of the Schaumann bookbinding workshop Interdisciplinary project German and work training Gathering new experiences Each school year, the introductory phase in the winter project week includes a two-week internship. This means that the students can choose which company they want to do their internship with and must apply there in advance. The purpose of the internship is to get a foretaste of your future professional life. Some already know in which direction their path should go after graduation, other students are still looking for it. Those who already have an idea of ​​their job look for an internship through which they can later benefit most from the knowledge gained. Unfortunately, my internship did not go as I had hoped at first. Actually, I wanted to gain new experience in photography and image processing with a photographer. Unfortunately, it turned out that my manager was too busy and had no time for me. After a conversation with Mr. Nees (senior management) and my Powi teacher Mr. Paeske, we decided without further ado that I could do my internship in my parents' company. My parents run a company that deals with project development, architecture and property management. Initially, my job mainly consisted of office work. I had to archive folders and sort documents. It became exciting for me when I was allowed to attend external appointments, be it meetings with customers, viewing apartments or building site controls. I learned a lot and will take away a lot from these two weeks. I was able to gain new experience from the internship. Maybe later I'll work in my parents' company, but maybe my path will lead in a completely different direction. Lioba Brücher, Class Ec On October 29, 2013, our class with Ms. Nattrodt and our class teacher Ms. Schimek in Darmstadt were on a company tour of the Buchbinderei Schaumann GmbH. There we learned how a book is made and how many steps it takes to complete it. We were also allowed to look inside the machines to see what was happening with the book. The class learned that protective clothing is required for some work steps, e.g.B. earplugs when it gets loud, or special gloves for sharp objects. Every day tons of paper, residual waste or books that are not well made are thrown away. The manager, Mr. Vettermann, also said that when the employees see a book in a bookstore that was made in your company, they are very proud of it. The company supplies publishers and advertising agencies. They train media technologists. In order to apply for it, as a trainee you usually need a secondary school diploma. When applying, they pay particular attention to neatness. After we got to the bindery, we went from there to the printing museum. Here we learned how books and newspapers used to be made, and how long it took to print an article for the newspaper. People there also said that the presses were difficult to use because everything had to be done by hand. I liked it a lot and received a lot of important and interesting information. I also find it impressive how the employees handle the machines because it looked relatively complicated. Celine Lyer, grade 8R 8 9

6 In focus: we'll be gone then In focus: we'll be gone Art (almost) to touch in the Kunsthalle Darmstadt Image interpretation by Julia Lorz You can see a lot of ice surfaces in the picture, some are big, some are small. It looks like a big maze. On the right side, between the middle of the picture and the right side, you can see a small boat, more like a fishing boat. This little boat follows a wide trail of water that is almost free of ice. This trail of water goes to the left, to the right, up and down, also like a labyrinth, only bigger. Directly in front of and behind the boat it looks as if the ice surface is about to close again because the water track is slowly being covered with ice surfaces again. (Shortened description, editor's note) This picture looks cold, closed. How the ice wraps around the boat so that there is no escape route, although it would be right in front of the ship: a wide waterway. You can't get there, but the sun is coming and melting the ice. The sun that gives you new hope that you can move forward again. Although the sun is not there, you can see it up. Learning from my grandparents When I was with my grandparents, they told me something about the book Krücke. My grandparents loved the story in the book where a boy loses his mother in the war and then meets the man named Krücke. After two weeks we really started reading the book in school. That was just great because I already knew a lot about the book. My grandparents were right, the book is very exciting. Helena Panic, Class 7Ra Polarstern, Sven Kroner, 2012 the picture through a shadow. The ice surface means closure, but also opening, because the ice surface also clears a path. I think this picture is supposed to show that you don't have to be afraid because you are locked up, but that you know that a light comes to salvation: the sun that melts the ice so that you can get free. You have to take a closer look because your path to freedom lies ahead of you - you just have to look properly and fight sometimes, otherwise you will be caught in the cold of the ice and you have no chance of surviving. Interview with Julia Lorz Julia, how did you come up with the idea of ​​interpreting the picture Polarstern? We, the 8b, were with our art teacher Ms. Eßer in November in the art gallery. We walked around there and Ms. Eßer explained various pictures from the exhibition Unstable Reasons to us. Everyone was then allowed to choose a picture. I chose the Pole Star because it was a challenge because the picture hadn't been discussed beforehand. Was that the only reason? No, the picture spoke to me. When I saw it, something immediately occurred to me. How do you like it that you went on an excursion to the Kunsthalle? I found it particularly good that there were real artists, real pictures of real people. I also paint myself and that's why I'm very interested in something like that. Jeudi, avant les vacances de Noël, les élèves des classes 6a, 7et 8R qui apprennent le Français sont allés à Strasbourg. Le matin, nous sommes partis un peu en retard. Après quelques heures, nous avons été à Strasbourg, nous sommes descendus du bus et sommes allés à la place devant la cathédrale de Strasbourg qui est très connue. Nos professeurs (Mme Claus, Mme Moormann-Bromba et Mme Callonnec) ont dit que nous avons une heure pour explorer Strasbourg (le center-ville) et son marché de Noël. Après, toutes les The farm as a classroom? A good idea from the Hessian Ministry of Culture, which we were able to realize at the Oberfeld Foundation's farm learning location in Darmstadt: Schoolchildren and teachers actually experience agriculture there as it is shown in children's books. The fifth grade of the grammar school visited and explored the Oberfeld farm last summer: a farm with cows on the pasture, in open stables, free-range chickens, wonderfully wide arable land, which is also home to herbs that we otherwise look for in vain. In the cowshed, the boys and girls voluntarily picked up brooms and pitchforks and enthusiastically cleaned the wide, open corridor between the spacious areas inhabited by cattle. The cows were petted and the competent, friendly project managers were asked many questions. We were all amazed at the encounter with free-range chickens, the children were allowed to collect freshly laid eggs and watch the animals scratch and peck. The happy animals dig deep hollows and wallow with relish in the dust to look after their plumage. Luca thought it was particularly great that I could touch a live chicken. The eggs, like much of what the farm produces, are sold in the farm's own shop. There you can also find delicious cakes, fresh bread, cheese, vegetables, fruit and meat, all of which are ecologically valuable and very tasty. Strasbourg à Noël classes sont revenues sur la place et nous avons eu des guides qui ont montré beaucoup de la vieille ville et ont raconté du passé historique de la cathédrale de Strasbourg. A la fin de la visite, nous sommes encore entrés dans la cathédrale, une grande et vieille église. Là, il y a un petit chien de pierre. On dit que ça porte bonheur si on caresse ce chien. Quand la visite est finie, nous avons fait des courses au marché de Noël et aux magasins. Le marché de Noël est un peu comme le marché à Darmstadt, The greatest thing for the fifth graders was the straw bouncy castle, in which the collected joie de vivre could let off steam. Breakfast was served in the colorful blooming cottage garden, snacking in the strawberry field was allowed. They were delicious! The parallel group later reported on further actions: Clara: We filled glasses with cream, screwed them tight and then shook them for 5-10 minutes until butter was formed. Then we ate bread spread with homemade butter, it tasted good. We were also allowed to milk a wooden cow. It's all a lot of fun and is also anchored in the geography curriculum. The current fifth graders can look forward to an interesting farm experience next summer! Elke Rautenberg, teacher mais avec une différence: Le marché de Noël à Strasbourg et beaucoup plus grand! Les bonbons et les sucreries à Strasbourg sont très bons, mais aussi très chers. Pendant le temps de l avent la ville de Strasbourg est très belle parce que tous les magasins et les rues sont décorés et illuminés. C est fantastique. Puis, nous sommes retournés au bus pour aller à Darmstadt. Il a fait nuit quand nous sun arrivés près de lécole. Une journée great! Melanie Väth / Lilli Sattler, class 7a 10 11

7 In focus: We'll be gone then Bonnie Scotland An interview with Scotland's most famous giant lizard On our trip to Scotland in 2013 I was just gone for a moment. Five minutes of power nap, I thought, and followed three ducks who had carefully listened to our student talk about Scotland's most famous lake. They led me to a sunny bank on the banks of Loch Ness. It was particularly pleasant here, they said. Then they paddled away. I closed my eyes and fell asleep for a few seconds when a loud splash and a slightly fishy, ​​algae smell tore me from my well-deserved daydreams. A swimming dinosaur the size of an elephant sniffed my pants legs first, then my bag. You don t happen to have some carrots with you, do you? he asked politely. I shouted. Don't worry, I'm a vegetarian. When I finally calmed down, I struggled to choke out an only moderately friendly answer: You. Speak. English? Well, I have to ask you very much! Said the dinosaur. I speak Scottish! Forgiveness. What about the carrots now? I didn't have any carrots with me, I replied a little more friendly. I wanted to know if I was going to talk to Scotland's most legendary monster right now. Oh, I don't like the word monster at all, said the lizard angrily. The saint Columba gave her this terrible nickname in 565 to appear as the great action hero who finally drove the Loch Ness monster away. So he convinced the Scots of Christianity. The deal went like this, Nessie babbled on. From then on I had to keep quiet and in return received two rations of carrots a week from the monks of the Middle Ages. You don't happen to have some with you, do you? I regret. I can only offer you a few crumbs of dry shortbread. Left over from our hike in the Highlands. Drawing; Sabine Zink Do you have shortbread with you? I haven't been able to enjoy this local delicacy since Maria Stuart's execution in the 16th century! Help yourself. I thought the tourists would throw some in your water every now and then. Well, Scotland and tourism - it didn't start out as a love story, you know, Nessie said, chewing the sweet biscuit thoughtfully. The Roman emperor Hadrian, for example, even had a wall built because he feared us Scots. But later we had to In Focus: We are then gone A Great Time at Stanborough School For many years, pupils of Marienhöhe have been given the opportunity to stay ten days at a boarding school in Watford, UK close to Cambridge and London. I was one of the lucky ones to be able to participate. I was looking forward to stay at Stanborough School with my friends, we were excited to see the rooms of the boarding school and the campus as the date drew closer. Weeks before our stay we all got schedules and tried to plan how we would spend our time. Finally, 29 students and two teachers, Mrs Fluellen and Mr Warning, arrived on 10th June after a short flight at Heathrow Airport. We were welcomed by a school representative and driven to the school. Upon our arrival at the school we had to take part in a placement test that would divide our group into two groups to defend ourselves continuously against unwanted intruders. Especially against the English. And they gave nothing - they just took. Not even carrots? Where are you thinking! All Scottish carrots were exported to England until 1314. This is how the English wanted to starve me! Fortunately, they were defeated by Robert the Bruce that year! Believe me, this diet is not doing me well. But the English had been back since 1707, I thought out loud. In addition to Chinese, Japanese, Americans, French, Spanish, Italians, Russians, Scandinavians and German school groups. You are all very welcome to visit Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling Castle, the Highlands, Ben Nevis or Loch Ness, said Nessie. As long as they didn't steal all the carrots from her again, everything would be fine. Could she still have a piece of shortbread before she went underground again? Gladly, I replied. Scottish history is really very interesting. What do you think of Scotland's current aspirations for independence, if I may allow myself to ask myself this question quickly? Nessie winked mischievously at me. That goes without saying, doesn't it? She said and disappeared into depending on our English level. Luckily, my friends and I got into the same group! The first two days were spent mostly exploring the school, meeting our teachers and having our first lessons. The next day we went to London where we had a great time on the London Eye: we could see for miles! We also had a walk around the city and visited the Tower of London. After a bit of student presentation with ducks in the deep, black waters of Loch Ness. My students and I have been enchanted by Scotland ever since. And - whenever we visit Loch Ness in the future, we are guaranteed to have a carrot in our pocket. Sabine Zink, teacher shopping our group returned home to the school. After that we had more lessons to improve our English, we met the other students and went on more trips: our group visited the cathedral of St. Albans, a beautiful and old building; we saw many colleges in Cambridge while punting (being driven in a boat) on the river Cam; and we spent a day wandering about Hampton Court Palace, the palace of Henry VIII, and its gardens. All in all, I spent ten magnificent days in England with my friends and met many other students. We had a great time on our trips, our teachers were really friendly, and every day we learned something new about England and its language. I can only recommend this trip to Stanborough School to everyone. Sarah Tillmann, E1B 12 13

8 In focus: We'll be gone. In focus: We'll be gone. Entoring and coaching are the heartbeat of a lively educational system. (Sir Ken Robinson) Talent search and development of potential Coaching trip to Fuerteventura 2013 Book presentation: The father advantage The exclusive importance of the father for the psychological development of the child What role does the father play in the development of the child’s psyche? Does the father really have a special, non-interchangeable function that makes him a meaningful and unique caregiver for the child? If so, how do they change as the child gets older? What influence does caring, involved, and committed paternal behavior have on the child? And how can this be actively practiced? Are these new fathers defined in this way just a wish on the part of the mothers or is it possible to put this ideal into practice in order to actively contribute to the mental health of the child? In his book, Yves Steininger clarifies the question of the exclusive importance of the father for the psychological development of children and adolescents in a scientific and understandable way. His book is available in internet shops, in local bookshops and directly from the author with an author discount. About the author: Yves Steininger, born 1990, high school graduate from Marienhöhe, B.Sc. Psychology, has been working as an independent coach for children and young people in Darmstadt-Eberstadt since the beginning of 2012. He is co-founder of the Academy for Coaching and Sportstainment (ACS) and has been leading seminars on mental strength in school, study and work on the Canary Islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura with great success every year since 2011. Contact: de / partner Tel .: We share what Ken Robinson, one of the world's most important personality researchers, represents as the result of his research work: Children and young people need adults who see and promote the talents hidden in them. Normal everyday school life often seems to leave little room for this. But which framework is suitable for making hidden talents visible? How do students find enough self-confidence to feel inside themselves and to find, develop and live the treasures hidden there? We have found different ways to do this at the Marienhöhe School Center. One project includes the coaching trips that we have been offering for several years with young people on the Canary Islands Fuerteventura and Lanzarote on the subject of mental strength. Mental strength is not only the ability to perform well under stress, it also means taking full responsibility for one's own actions. This essentially includes the discovery of one's own talents and potential, which can sometimes lie far outside the school hierarchies. When students succeed in discovering something valuable in themselves, a passion and motivation often emerges that was never possible before in school. We want to encourage this when we talk to the participants about their lives, their dreams, their goals, their fears and crises. We first analyze proven coaching concepts from the areas of sport and management for their usefulness for young people. This then results in our own coaching concepts that take up the needs and questions of the participants in our trips, provide them with a deep psychological structure and continue them. We believe that it makes sense to make these demanding concepts accessible to young people and not to wait until they want to take up crisis coaching at the age of thirty to fifty in order to accelerate their faltering career. Our experience with coaching for young people shows that the participants have a well-founded and understandable advantage when they take part in it. During the autumn vacation 2013 we went to the Sporthotel Playitas on Fuerteventura with 30 students from the Marienhöhe school center and some of their friends, who are very welcome here.Morning and evening coaching, in between lots of sun and lots of sport in the excellent facilities, mutual experiences, surprising encounters of a positive and sometimes annoying kind. We talk about life and death, about self-doubt, fears, love and faith. What do we want to do with our life? Why do we have to play so much on the computer and what does that do to our brain? How and what can I believe? What do I have to do to achieve my goals? How do I gain self-confidence? Can I take part in beach volleyball and soccer even if I am firmly convinced that I am not athletic at all? All participants have deep and thoughtful, sometimes painful experiences that help them advance. Yves Steininger, head coach and competitive athlete, former student of Marienhöhe, and Prof. Thomas Steininger show insecure and shy as well as highly motivated participants how they can access sometimes completely unexpected resources and potential, how they learn to deal with defeat and self-confidence can develop. Reiner Junek, deputy headmaster of the Marienhöhe school center and enthusiastic athlete, stands for fairness, clever alternatives to established dead ends in the life of the students and maximum support for the participants. As leaders of these trips, we want to make the participants strong from within, so that they can face the challenges of their lives successfully and with encouragement. All available scientific research indicates that mentoring and coaching can significantly increase the motivation and success of the students and adults who participate. Pupils who are mentally strong can no longer be bullied, find their own element in which they can perform unusually, are fairer and more responsible towards other students and adults. They develop gratitude and are able to forgive. And they accept every teacher and every subject as a challenge without devaluing him / her / it. We see this not only as a great advantage for the participants of our trips, but also for their families, hobbies, schools and friendships. The world's largest international teaching and learning research on learning success and its framework conditions (Hattie, 2013) has shown that the decisive factor for the success of children and young people in school is the personality of the teacher. The most successful school systems in the world and the most successful individual schools therefore invest in teachers who can form deep relationships and create a learning atmosphere that is less fearful. This is the best basis for the (school) success of the students. Schools that promote and challenge these skills clearly make the difference globally and locally. During the autumn break of 2014, we will again be going to the world's largest sports hotel on Lanzarote with students from the Marienhöhe school center to make our contribution to these extremely interesting developments. We would like to enable interested students whose parents cannot finance these trips to participate in our trips by supporting them financially. We are looking for supporters for this. Talents need sponsors! If you are interested, please contact us: Prof. Dr. Thomas Steininger teacher, school psychologist A course in the forest ecosystem directly at Marienhöhe Bio advanced course in action: Which plants and animals live here, what are the lighting conditions and the temperature like? 14 15

9 School School ... from the addiction prevention week We, all sixth grades at Marienhöhe, have just arrived in the snow-covered Rhön to find out about dangerous addictive substances here in the youth hostel in Oberbernhards. B. drugs or cigarettes to be educated. But not only that, we learn to be a good class community and we practice different games to gain trust. In this way we get to know the weaknesses and strengths of our classmates. We have a whole day program that is only interrupted by food and a little free time ... Live reports from the Bensheim climbing hall ... Because there is a lot of snow, we are mostly outside. We try to conquer the snow with sledges and everything we can slide on, sometimes only with our own rear end. The first few days are very harmonious with us. In the last two days, however, we have been doing some bad pranks that will cause real trouble. But in the end we all get along, and that's probably the main thing. Hannah Foschum and Clara Krümmel, Grade 6b Left: Solveigh, 7a: When I was at the top, I was afraid of falling down, it was really exciting. When you are then slowly let down again on the rope, it is as if you were flying. Above: Ini, class 5a Right: Pascal, class 7a Job and study orientation (BuS) he most important thing in life is the choice of job, and chance decides it. If the French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal from the 17th century were still right in his statement today, our students could simply wait and see what profession fate has in store for them. The Marienhöhe school center does not want to leave the choice of career and the right course of study for our student body to fatalistically like Pascal. There is a choice between countless training and study programs. Different talents, skills and interests face them, and many avenues to vocational training are open. The decision about the right career choice is often difficult. That is why it is all the more important for the BuS at our school to provide orientation and to support our student body in researching their skills, talents and interests. The 8th grade of both types of school completed a one-week social internship in January. The 9th grade of the secondary school branch and the E-phase at the grammar school go through a two-week internship. This career-oriented measure is integrated in the secondary school branch in the subject of work studies and in the E-phase in the subject of politics / economics. The measure is divided into 3 blocks. Finding phase and competence training Lecture by company representatives at the Südhessen training fair in Darmstadt about training and study opportunities in the Darmstadt economic area, creating presentations in PoWi lessons about the Darmstadt-Starkenburg economic area, exercises for perceiving yourself and others and for team building. This block also defines the occupational fields in which the students want to find information in the career information center or on the Internet. Application and orientation phase Visiting companies, writing applications, conducting interviews, going through parts of an assessment center. The orientation phase includes the on-site internship as orientation in professions. Evaluation of the internship and specification of career aspirations Two further BuS offers are integrated into the Fit for future project: Pupils can acquire an internationally recognized certificate for media competence in the training and examination center for the European computer driving license at our school and at the same time participate in this project be trained as a teaching assistant (session manager) and thus train and examine participants in the ECDL program. Two of our students are active teaching assistants in this project. In our school's own multimedia workshop, knowledge in the field of media design in image and sound is imparted. We issue a certificate for the fundamentals of media design in image and sound with a requirement profile, logbook and portfolio. Two students received an apprenticeship position by acquiring this certificate. Walter Waniek, teacher M.A. in MediaEducation Test supervisor for the ECDL When I got my computer driving license ECDL at Marienhöhe in 2010, my friend Jan Feldmann and I received an offer from Mr. Waniek to train as test supervisors for the ECDL. I gladly took up this offer. In my free time I work with young people on a voluntary basis, so I was able to combine the joy of working with young people with my job. Because I also work in a company in the IT / EDP department. This benefited the WPU Wirtschaftsinformatik at Marienhöhe because we took all possible modules in the online exams and can therefore use the full range of the ECDL. In the following school year we had the idea to offer the ECDL as an integrated learning project on the homepage. In the following months I developed a teaching concept for a total of 8 modules of the ECDL for different software. Now, according to the teaching statutes of the ECDL, my teaching concept is already running successfully in the second year. The teaching statutes contain the following content: IT basics, operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations, IT security, internet and communication. We try to implement this content in a very practical and creative way. The students, Mr. Waniek and I have a lot of fun with the ECDL. Kevin Ripperger, High School Q

10 Schule Schule Stone knives with which you can cut leather, so sharp that you could injure yourself. Such knives were made from flint in history lessons (grade 6). Highly concentrated, the students sat alive in the Stone Age sunshine and made stone knives, arrowheads and hand axes from flint. These were tried out immediately, arrows were carved, leather was cut and stones were further processed. In a meadow competed against each other: a throwing ax, a spear and a bow and arrow. All stone weapons flew astonishingly far. In this way, the students were able to experience for themselves how resourceful the Stone Age people were. Stefanie Noack-Bürger, teacher I & social engagement? - Why not? Climate change, environmental protection, saving energy: These are the basic ideas of EMH, in theory. In practice, however, that is not all. Show commitment together, quotes instead of plagiarism - why cheating is not worth it - plagiarism is plagiarism for the man, Saber afterwards the press pack rushes on him (Proverbs 20:17). This is the so-called Guttenberg translation. In the original the whole thing goes like this: The man's bread of lies is sweet, but afterwards his mouth is full of gravel. I just chatted with King Solomon, the wisest man of all time. If Guttenberg or his ghostwriter had read fewer FAZ articles and travel guides and instead read at Solomon before submitting his doctoral thesis! I think Solomon would have recommended CITAVI to him. CITAVI is software that systematically supports all phases of scientific work. With CITA-VI you can: Research literature Record bibliographic data with lightning speed, evaluate texts, comment on texts, save quotations and record ideas, structure your own work, write quickly and cite correctly at the push of a button Create flawless bibliographies at the push of a button If the desire to travel grows CITAVI is suitable excellent to support the elaboration of presentations, the presentation test and the special learning achievement. With CITAVI (= Latin I have quoted) there is no accidental plagiarism. If someone needs an introduction to the use of the free program, I am happy to take a blended learning course. Contact me. Walter Waniek, teacher Being together individually, designing energy-saving projects independently and having the opportunity to implement them yourself, to contribute, to have something to say and to collect plus points for your future. Meet new people and be there when it comes time to represent your school in competitions. Simply drop by? it is not always easy for the parents: letting go of the younger ones, informing and supporting anyway and that with all the many reasons that there can be for a planned or desired trip for the children. Great importance is attached to travel in our culture; in literature it has been a topos since ancient times; a frequently used motif for self-assurance, self-discovery and identity formation. It is not uncommon for the journey to distant countries to correspond to a journey into the heart of one's soul. Whether social commitment, sport, education, leisure or religious reasons are the reason for a trip, travel always enables the traveler new experiences, perspectives and insights into other lifestyles and cultures and thus the reflection of one's own. At Marienhöhe there are wide-ranging offers in this regard, such as language trips and student exchanges with partner schools in England, France and Spain, development aid projects in cooperation with ADRA (in particular the support of a Nina Grimm, Annette Ripper Angelika Tillmann orphanage in Cambodia), sports trips and excursions lasting several days; Even the two-week internship in the introductory phase can be completed abroad. If you need information or are interested in exchanging experiences, we look forward to your message! 18 19