Bahamas, Bahamas — Bonnie Waitzkin initiated a new swim program for Bahamian children after discovering that so many bahamians don’t swim. After some anthropological digging, Bonnie discovered that children wander the island, and as a way of protection, parents instill a fear of the water (sharks, barracudas, etc.) to keep their children dry and safe. [...]
LINCOLN, NE-By using The Art of Learning in a summer talent development course with graduate students in education who are primarily educators, Professor Ken Kiewra who teaches in the Department of Educational Psychology is providing his students with valuable insights about talent development and helping them develop their personal abilities as well as those of [...]
Ginger Lewman, a teacher at the Turning Point Learning Center, spearheaded a site for organizing, connecting, and housing thoughts focused on The Art of Learning. Lewman says, “This is not a “schooly” project where we evaluate the literary aspects of the book, but instead ponder and consider the applications of Josh’s experiences and match them [...]
TAMPA, FL. Elizabeth Arizu, a guidance counselor at Robinson High School shared The Art of Learning with 25 of her fellow counselors, teachers, and administrators. As a result, English teacher Kenneth Hawkins worked with The Art of Learning in his IB Inquiry Skills class. Their intention is to launch a school-wide program. Says Kenneth: “In [...]
MENDHAM, NJ. Dr. Kathy Kremins merged The Art of Learning with Mendham High’s International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge course.
Seventy students participated in this pilot program. Many passionately discussed The Art of Learning in an online forum and wrote inspiring essays about the material. At the end of the program, the JW Foundation had the honor [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. There are an estimated 3,000,000 gifted children in the U.S.. and the 8,000+ members of the NAGC work on behalf of these students. We donated books to the attendees of their 2008 national convention and Josh was the featured interview article in the association’s back-to-school issue of ‘Teaching for High Potential’. We worked [...]