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Jack Petrash


Jack Petrash is the founder and director of the Nova Institute, an educator with more than thirty years of classroom experience, and a teacher of teachers. He has written extensively on issues related to innovative classroom instruction. His pieces on parenting have appeared in The Washington Post and on National Public Radio. Petrash’s books include Covering Home: Lessons on the Art of Fathering from the Game of Baseball(2000); Understanding Waldorf Education: Teaching from the Inside Out (2003); and Navigating the Terrain of Childhood: A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline (2004).

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Author's Books

Turning Lead into Gold

The Transformative Alchemy of Waldorf Teaching


Navigating the Terrain of Childhood

A Guidebook for Meaningful Parenting and Heartfelt Discipline