We've been inspired by, amongst others, the writings of Maria Montessori, Rebeca Wild, Jesper Juul, Gerald Hüther, and Manfred Spitzer.


Some of their interviews, books, and papers are available in English.


An more extensive list of German language books on education, schooling, and research can be found on our German pages here.


As a brief introduction you might want to watch Trevor Eissler's short video.


Maria Montessori

The Absorbent Mind


Rebeca Wild

Raising Curious, Creative, Confident Kids: The Pestalozzi Experiment in Child-Based Education


Jesper Juul

Your Competent Child


Gerald Hüther

- on  the neurobiological preconditions for the development of creativity and curiosity

- in interview on how to change our assumptions about the world, and

- on the importance of enthusiasm in learning


Manfred Spitzer

Learning: The Human Brain and the School for Life


Why Bilinguals are smarter:

Yudhijit Bhattachariee on the benefits of bilingualism in the New York Times.