The Institute is a platform for innovative and alternative initiatives in education. Our goal is to create supportive conditions educational innovations in Czech Republic. We organize training and lectures for teachers, principals and school founders. We connect teachers, parents, and educational professionals across the differing approaches to pedagogy, we serve as a platform for dialogue between them. We provide advice on establishing new schools and accompany existing schools. We have experience with every-day reality of many educational approaches or philosophies and we carefully maintain non-biased perception of these approaches. Through Institute projects and our network of organizations we support initiatives striving for an effective and humanistic process of educating young people.
The core of the institute consists of a loosely associated group of independently acting people with deep competencies and first hand experience in the field of education.
She studied economics and worked as a financial analyst. She soon realized that the field of finance did not bring her as much joy and became the founder and co-founder of the private nursery and School “Svět”. For eight years, she actively led the school and promoted the Montessori approach not only among students, but also in the management of the entire organization.
After becoming the mother of two children, she continued her education in mentoring, psychology and the importance of attachment in the development of children. She is also a yoga instructor and her great passion is working with the body and emotions, breathing techniques and meditation. She believes in the self-healing source in each of us and helps her clients find it.
Within the institute, she provides consultations.
He studied mathematics at Charles University, and Waldorf and Intuitive pedagogy. He taught at alternative schools at home and abroad. He visited a number of interesting schools in Europe and India. He organizes training for teachers and school headmasters, and regularly mentors several schools.
He founded the Institute for Support of Innovative Education. For the public, he organized InoEduFests – festivals of innovative and alternative schools, discussions on education at various places. He helps to start new schools and to introduce the innovative approach at Elementary and Junior and Senior High Schools.
He ensures project coordination and cooperation with partner organizations for the Institute. He represents the Institute in SKAV (Permanent Conference Of Associations In Education).
He gained experience with various education systems in England, Singapore, Spain, Germany and New Zealand. After returning from his studies, he helped start EduFórum (Network of personalities for innovation in education). He is one of the founders of School 21. He spent half a year in monasteries in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, England and France.
He is currently involved in the emerging Beautiful Minds program. He is interested in the development of innovative approaches in education, mindful education and meditation.
Teacher-guide, dancer, woman. Renata became interested in alternative education during her studies at the Faculty of Education, when she began to ask herself what kind of teacher she really wanted to be.
After graduating from the Faculty of Education, she completed a two-year training Teach Live. She visited many innovative schools in the Czech Republic, Germany and Finland and taught at both traditional and alternative schools.
She devotes to improvised forms of dance, community building, listening to inner wisdom and to the endless discovering of new horizons. At the Institute, she takes care about visits of innovative schools and the book website.
He is a member of several civic associations and father of three children. He enjoys thinking of how to make a school to be equally enjoyable for children, parents and teachers as their free time activities.
In the past, he set up children’s camps, taught at a university and was the director of a non-governmental school. He used all this experience when founding his own school Hučák. In Hučák, he is in charge of directing the school, talking to all the actors and finding the balance of all involved. He meets children during assistantships, teaching and in the school club.
Under the SATORI association he carries out prevention programs in schools where they try to find ways to sustainable positive change.
She studied dance, improvisation and physical theater in Freiburg, Germany. She graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts, and became an experienced teacher. She leads art, theater and dance movement seminars. She was a member and producer of the theater association Now, Breath and Fly. And she continues to learn as a participant in domestic and international workshops and projects.
At the Institute, she is in charge of the project mediating of pedagogical practice and workshops of movement and improvisation.
She studied andragogy – adult education in Bratislava and Brno. She engages in work with young people as a volunteer and works in the commercial sector, where she organizes counseling and education in companies. Miriam also handles the administrative process of European projects related to education and education management.
At the Institute, she handles administrative tasks.
Founder of the Jedna Radost school in Poděbrady. As a lecturer and mentor, he supports the development of teachers, deals with the topic of transforming the school into an open, community, and learning organization. He has appeared at the Evolution Festival and the InoEduFest.
Dramaturge and screenwriter, co-founder of the EDUin Education information center. Originally a journalist, he worked as a reporter and chief reporter for the weekly Reflex between 1992 and 2007. Author of the books Director’s Cookbook (2002), Parents Welcome (2011), What’s New in Education (2015, 2019) and several tourist guides. He works as a Czech Television screenwriter.
She is the founder and principal of the Primary School Hůrka in Kutná Hora. She has 3 children and lots of domestic animals. In her work as a teaching guide and school principal, she focuses primarily on rediscovering and supporting the internal motivation of teachers, children and also parents.
Inspirational personalities of innovative education with whom we cooperate
Vladimír Burjan (SK, časopis Dobrá škola), Juraj Hipš (SK), Emily Mignanelli (IT), Shalva Amonashvili (RU), Dieter Schwartz (D), Marcel Desax (SV), Par Ahlbom (SV), Eudice Ben Or (IZ), Thomas Stoeckli (CH), Andreas Schammelt (D)