It Starts with One

Vulnerability is a gift that few experience. Yet, when one breaks the silence, others are attracted – even invited. Vulnerability is like fresh air rushing into a stuffy room. The calmness that floods each soul. The assurance that even in the midst of the chaos, a path is revealed, showing that everything will be alright.

Finding Yourself

As the learners stepped foot back into their studio after our two-week break, they noticed the space looked different… including the addition of the Artisan Warehouse, as we are exploring what it is like to be an artisan this session! The Artisan Wearhouse (aka “Ritisana Wearhouse” as nicknamed by some learners) is a place where […]

The obstacle is the way

It’s studio maintenance time in the elementary studio. Some heroes are rushing to get their jobs done on time, while others are enjoying the comradery of working together. One 8-year-old girl lets out a shriek! An 11-year-old boy had just sprayed at her with their 7th Generation Surface Spray. Right away she went over to […]

Real feedback, Real growth

Receiving authentic feedback from a real-world test like an Exhibition is one aspect that makes this learning experience so powerful.

Winds of revolution

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Freedom to have a say in one’s government can bring out the best in a person, while being controlled completely by an authority figure can often bring out the worst.

Goodbye, orange blankey

As he tucked his blanket in his backpack to take home at the end of the day, I saw he had put on a new identity – that of a leader.

Growth is painful

And human growth requires suffering, unfortunately… but you can’t escape that. It’s ok when it’s hard – and it’s going through hard things that makes you who you are.”

What am I capable of?

Our heroes are discovering that freedom comes with responsibility, and the habits that when developed, will help them become heroes who discover a calling that will change the world.

Finding Freedom

they would never give up this week – even though it was hard. Even though they knew they’d be facing two weeks of Reset until Freedom Levels could be unlocked again. They knew the way out – and they had determined to get there.

Does anyone know me?

What does it mean to be human, how do we learn measures of growth, how to overcome challenges and how to celebrate established rituals.