OUR MISSION

Our Institute is a platform for innovative and alternative initiatives in education. Our goal is to provide, if possible, open-minded information about new trends, initiatives, schools, and educational methods. Together with our partners, we organize discussions and seminars on educational topics for the public. 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. Through Institute projects and our network of organizations we support initiatives striving for an effective and humanistic process of educating young people.

our team

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.

Jan Kysela

Jan Kysela

jan.kysela@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

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.

Pavel Kraemer

Pavel Kraemer

pavel.kraemer@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

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.

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Jindřich Monček

Jindřich Monček

jindrich.moncek@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

He graduated from the Charles University in Prague, and also studied mentoring and school management. As a teacher, he introduced methods of active learning at a primary and junior high school. As the principal he transformed his school into an open and community-learning organization. 

He founded and led for five years a private primary school Jedna Radost in Poděbrady based on the values of self-esteem, self-regulation, autonomy and meaningful learning. As a lecturer, mentor and video trainer, he focuses on supporting the professional and personal development of teachers and his colleagues. He lives for the family, school, finding a life mission and fulfilling dreams.

 

Michaela Dašková

Michaela Dašková

michaela.daskova@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

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.

Daniela Vodová

Daniela Vodová

daniela.vodova@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

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.

She works with  Attachment Theory in the school environment and further develops it. Thanks to working with attachment, children begin to trust in themselves again. As a consequence, they develop interest in their environment, where they grow, in what surrounds them. Curiosity awakens in them again.

In the Institute, She provides individual consultations for School Principals and School Founders.

 

 

Jan Sýkora

Jan Sýkora

jan.sykora@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

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.

 

Jan Kršňák

Jan Kršňák

jan.krsnak@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

He graduated in Film Studies at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University. He focuses on intuitive pedagogy and alternative education. He founded the Digiděti project, where parents are offered advice and inspiration on how to proceed with the upbringing of children running through the media landscape.

He develops the concept of interdisciplinary learning named Colorful Networks Of Knowledge. He participated in the books How liveful teaching is done? and If People Were Trees. He wrote a guiding book for the digital times A Game With The Simplicity Of Life. He is the author of frescoes at the Říčany railway station. He walked without a phone from Prague to the Beskydy Mountains.

 

Markéta Mazlová

Markéta Mazlová

marketa.mazlova@inovativnivzdelavani.cz

She graduated from the Faculty of Education at Charles University and studied eurythmy. She is currently interested in programming and communication. She is in the training called Communication as an Art under the guidance of Iris Johansson in Sweden.

As a class teacher, she worked at different schools in Prague.

At the Institute, she is in charge of coordinating IT projects and events.

 

Management Board
Tomáš Feřtek

Tomáš Feřtek

Co-founder and spokesman for the non-profit company EDUin, which informs the public about education and which initiated the creation of a network of schools with the brand Parents Welcome. He is the author of several service manuals for schools, and publishes articles on education in newspapers and magazines.

Jindřich Monček

Jindřich Monček

He graduated from the Charles University in Prague, and also studied mentoring and school management. As a teacher, he introduced methods of active learning at a primary and junior high school. As the principal he transformed his school into an open and community-learning organization.

Jiří Krčmář

Jiří Krčmář

Vice-chairman of the Waldorf Initiative Prague, who supports classes inspired by Waldorf and intuitive pedagogy. In the association, he is primarily responsible for its economy. He participates in creating the school vision and in finding a synergistic relationship between the community of parents and teachers. He was a speaker at the Evolution Festival and InoEduFest in Prague and Olomouc.

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)