The Lighthouse Keeper | Khaffeine, an audio journey by Khan Academy

You are a lighthouse keeper, which usually means the same thing day after day. But tonight is different. There’s a storm on the horizon, and you’ve got to be ready.

Focus virtue: CONSISTENCY in difficult circumstances

Written by David Rheinstrom and Meaghan Pattani
Performed and sound designed by David Rheinstrom
Illustrated by Alyssa Foote

Khaffeine is a Social and Emotional Learning-focused audio journey that revitalizes and excites learners who are looking for a sense of inspiration despite their daily challenges.

Khaffeine perks you up and gets you going! It encourages the listener to believe in themselves, even—especially!—when circumstances are hardest.


“Waves crashing on stone jetty” by JusKiddink, licensed under an Attribution License
“Fuencaliente lighthouse (La Palma, Canary Islands)” by FonotecadeCanarias, licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial License

“20130922StormOregonCoast.flac” by DaveInCamas, licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial License

“Thunder, very close, Rain, A.wav” by InspectorJ, licensed under the Attribution License

“An empty gym” by Tim Kahn, licensed under an Attribution Noncommercial License

“EUROPE PILE UP_022719 PART II.m4a “by W1ZY, licensed under the Attribution License

“Baltic sea waves” by Geenburg, licensed under an Attribution license

“Car engine” by Moulaythami, licensed under an Attribution LIcense

“Lunis the Moon” by Ketsa, licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

“Humanity” by Scott Holmes, licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial license

Public domain music:

“Soldiers Farewell Fanfare/Montezuma/March of War/Windsor Park” by the United States Army Old Guiard Fife and Drum Corps

“Danse Macabre” by Camille Saint-Saëns

Other sound effects and music licensed under a Creative Commons 0 license, or original to KA staff