Here is a selection of things that inspire us

Projects that inspire us

Transformative mentoring and rite of passage project:

Etienne Wenger’s work in Communities of Practice:

Two extraordinary schools: and

An excellent centre for adult education:

Centre for Non-Violent Communication:

Interesting innovations for schools:

Centre for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel

Texts that inspire us

We draw inspiration from various sources. Here are some of our favourites.

Prof Jansen’s dream of a school (29 KB)

Benjamin Franklin on education in 18th century America (25 KB)

Everett Reimer’s superb School is Dead (819 KB – a 123 page book)

Neil Postman and Charles Weingartners’ excellent Teaching as a Subversive Activity (1,2 MB – 185 pages)

Poem by founder of the Reggio Emilia schools in Italy: The Hundred Languages

The book “Amusing Ourselves to Death” by Neil Postman (26 MB – 203 pages)

Movies that inspire

The movie Taare Zameen Par (English subtitles)

The movie Schooling the World at
Several other short inspiring movies about education on this site too (

“Alike” (A Pixar short film of 8 minutes)

Please send us suggestions to add to our list.

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Join us for one of our “Kairos Info Talks.”

Call us on 011 646 6221.

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