Irma Smegen is the founder of ‘Speel je wijs’ – a company in the Netherlands that strives to improve education. She wrote four educational books and organizes workshops for students, staff teams of schools and childcares. She speaks at conferences about her teaching methods and the positive effects of it on learning. Next to this job, Irma teaches drama, arts and culture at Stenden University’s ITEps (International Teacher Education for Primary Schools).

Most important in her life is being Irmama of Coen and Anna. Together with her husband Irma runs De Flintenhof, a business in minerals and crystals from all around the world in their beautiful village Orvelte.

Irma is known internationally for her work in promoting arts and cultural education.


Speel je wijs (Dutch)
HeArt 4 Education (Dutch, will be translated soon)
Spelen in Stilte: Mindfulness in de klas (Dutch)
Speel je mee in Li La Land? (Dutch)
Stenden University (Dutch, English, German)
ITEPS (English)
De Flintenhof (Dutch)
Orvelte (Dutch)

For further information please visit Irma’s LinkedIn page.