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Newton Street 

The Newton Street Study Group informs, supports and facilitates learning projects.

“The teachers at Newton Street are incredible.

They reach beyond the obvious to reveal the inner workings of complicated ideas and then repackage them so that they are handy tools that are easy to use.”

Newton Street will take you where you want to go, with the skills necessary to achieve your tactical goals. And you will go on your way with something more. We teach the habits of mind that enable our students to become successful life-time learners.

Learning is a process not a product. 

MIT’s Scot Osterweil posits that a faulty model of learning permeates our culture. That incorrect model assumes that learning involves a transfer of information from a teacher’s brain to a student’s brain. Like the faulty intuition that the sun rises in the sky rather than that the earth revolves around the sun, the true explanation may counter your day-to-day experience. But it’s important to get it right if you are trying to launch a spaceship to the moon.

Learning is not about absorbing information; you are not a sponge; you are a builder. Learning is an activity whereby you construct and internalize mental models.

When learn something new, you change your brain as well as your mind. You can get better at learning, discover your learning preferences, and develop your own leaning style. We are happy to offer skill practice and good information about your brains’ natural processes to speed you on your path.

REVIEWS

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A profound and matchless learning experience. 

SS
M.Ed Harvard Graduate School of Education

10 years ago

“Through Newton Street I was able to meet my brain coaches. Newton Street made me realize that my own brain has far more power than any T1 calculator.”

SW
Lakeside, Harvard 

Now

“This has been the best academic experience of my life: this is what school should be.”

EB
Pomona