Author Archives: David Fernández

The Hundred languages of children: Reggio Emilia Approach

We visit the Loris Malaguzzi International Center in Reggio Emilia (Italy) to interview Claudia Giudici, president of Reggio Children. Claudia explained us the main pillars of Reggio Emilia educational approach. The interview is in Italian language. You can turn on … Read More

JA Alumni: building a network to support young entrepreneurs

The past May 23th we interviewed Mateo Minoya JA (Junior Achievement) Alumni Network Director in Italy, during the event “Entrepreneurship Fair” organized by JA in Gallipoli (South Italy). Mateo explained us what the program JA Alumni is about. You can … Read More

“Schools should give us more opportunities to develop our entrepreneurial skills

We talk with Lucrecia, member of Junior Achievement (JA) Alumni Italy Community in Puglia (South Italy), about the reasons to take part in this community, the JA event “Entrepreneurship fair” held on May 23rd in Gallipoli and the State Schools … Read More

Building strong learning communities to foster change: Ashoka in Puglia (Italy)

Paolo Stufano is the regional coordinator of Ashoka in Puglia (South Italy). On May 13th they celebrated a co-creation workshop about change maker education with the final goal of creating a strong learning community in the region, gathering teachers, school … Read More

Free time for kids should interest both schools and cities

What does play mean? For Francesco Tonucci, also known as “Frato”, it is adventure, discovery, surprise, pleasure, obstacle, risks, transgression, doing things that parents can not know … Playing needs some conditions. The conditions are autonomy, free time and adequate … Read More

My personal experience as students and teacher at a Free school

Giulia is a former student and teacher at the Freie Aktive Schule (FAS) Stuttgart. In this interview we talk with her about her time at the school, what she liked most about the school, what she would change and how … Read More

How does a Reggio Emilia inspired preschool work?

Silvia Conti is a pedagogue at the childhood school Girasole Palomar, a Reggio Emilia inspired school, born in Castelnovo di Soto (italy) in the year 70. In this interview Silvia explains us how the school works and the main values … Read More

How is Montessori education with young adults?

We talk with Karen Reisbeck, the school principal at MOS München Fachoberschule, about how the school puts into practice Maria Montessori’s ideas with young adults and about many other educational issues.  According to Karen, the biggest difference with other state … Read More

Get to know our students on a deeper level to strengthen relationships

We interview Chiara Jorioz, co-founder of Big Picture Learning (BPL) Italy. Everything began when Fabio Pirola the other co-founder, discovered BPL in a book and they bet for bringing it to Italy. They were trained for two years in the … Read More

The key to Steiner-Waldorf teaching: never stay where you are

Janice Hill is an English teacher at the Steiner-Waldorf school of Reggio Emilia. We talk with her about the main characteristics of Waldorf education and how this pedagogy is put into practice. As Janice told us in Waldorf schools generally … Read More