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.
The Absorbent Mind
Raising Curious, Creative, Confident Kids: The Pestalozzi Experiment in Child-Based Education
Your Competent Child
- 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
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.