Welcome

A Center for Ideas About Learning
The Art of Learning Project is a non-profit educational initiative brought to you by The JW Foundation

Imagine if learning was a subject you could study. By reflecting on your own process, and learning about how your brain works best, you could actually begin to strengthen the muscles that you use every second of every day in order to process and master new information.

Do you ever stop to think about…

  • How you learn?
  • Why math may come easily to you but the rules of grammar seem like gibberish?
  • What the difference is between a productive day and one in which you stare at the clock for hours unable to kick into gear?

Now, imagine that children were given these tools at an early age, and taught to use them as part of their basic education.

Here at The Art of Learning Project, we are beginning this process by working with educators and organizations nationwide, bringing The Art of Learning into the classroom. We are passionate about giving kids this leg up. If you are too, we hope you’ll join us!

About Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin, an eight-time National Chess Champion in his youth, was the subject of the book and movie, Searching for Bobby Fischer. At age 18, he published his first book, Attacking Chess.

Since the age of twenty, he has developed and been the spokesperson for Chessmaster, the largest computer chess program in the world with over 6 million copies sold. Now a martial arts champion, Waitzkin holds a combined 21 National Championship titles in addition to several World Championship titles.


Josh is the president of the JW Foundation, and is currently training for the World Championships of his third discipline, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He also lectures nationwide on the subjects of the learning process and performance psychology. Waitzkin lives in New York City.