At most schools, the real F word is failure. That’s not how we see it. We’re more like Thomas Edison, who famously said, “I have not failed 10,000 times—I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.”
We believe that to learn deeply and enduringly, we need to persist past the moments when things don’t go as planned. In fact, we think those are actually some of the best bits of learning because that’s when we work with others to figure out what went wrong, how we can adjust, and where to go next.
We use words like iterate and reflect and generate, and we have time-tested and finely-tuned methods to help you persist to mastery.
We keep our focus where it belongs: on persistence to mastery through the valuable process of feedback, reflection, and iteration.
Not only does this approach make school more productive and useful, it also makes school very much like the real world. When something goes awry in college or in a professional environment, you’ll know how to use feedback constructively, refine, and improve – without resorting to any F words.