News/Articles of Interest

The Weak Link Between Grades and Success

Grades rarely assess qualities like creativity, leadership and teamwork skills, or social and emotional intelligence. Success is rarely about finding the right solution to a problem — it’s more about finding the right problem to solve.  

Managed Risk in Preschool Kitchens

Waldorf and Finnish preschools allow children to use cutting knives, tools and real glassware because it increases a student’s responsibility and independence.

Learning from Mistakes and Not Grades

Studying mistakes, instead of focusing on a grade, can lower the stakes and give students space to learn from errors and better absorb material.   

Americans Show Overwhelming Support for Arts Education

Americans continue to be highly engaged in the arts and believe more strongly than ever that the arts promote personal well-being, help us understand other cultures and are essential to a well-rounded education.

Why Routines Matter

Children who have nourishing routines at home show better executive function than those with an unpredictable home life. Routines require impulse control and focus, so the very practice of executing routines strengthens our capacity for learning.