Italo Calvino wrote, “whenever humanity seems condemned to heaviness, I think I should fly like Perseus into a different space. I don’t mean escaping into dreams or the irrational. I mean that I have to change my approach, look at the world from a different perspective, with a different logic and with fresh methods of cognition and verification.”(Nick Sousanis em Unflattening, 2015)

Books and video have been crucial tools in our quest to create a different learning space for children. Our perspective has been shaped by the work of many minds. We would like to share some of the resources you might find illuminating:


  • The Hundred Languages of Children - Carolyn Edwards, Leila Gandini, and George Forman
  • Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children- Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky
  • Students Trive on Cooperation and Problem Solving
  • 5 Year Olds Pilit Their Own Project Learning
  • Reggio Emilia Approach
  • Será que as escolas matam a criatividade?
  • Difficult Conversations: As Important to Teach as Match or Science – Andrew Sherman