Teaching, especially in Waldorf schools, challenges teachers to develop both professionally and personally through a process of self-education. Jorgen Smit addresses the inner path of the teacher, the emerging human "becoming" who lives in every adult, as well as in each child. Often born teachers who "light fires" rather than "fill buckets"deepen their teaching through meditation. Lighting Fires gives practical examples that can help develop the powers of thinking, perception, living in time, or "becoming," and imagination.
The book also offers insight into the temperaments and how sleep can become a transforming influence in child development.