Children construct new learning by working cooperatively with others.
Children learn best in environments where they feel comfortable to take risks.
“All students should have the opportunity and support necessary to learn significant mathematics with depth and understanding.” –James A. Van De Walle
“Children ought to be given a ‘voice,’ encouraged to discover and refine their own personal writing style, as they compose ‘stories that matter.’” –Lucy Calkins
“Children develop a passion for reading when they are given freedom to choose books that are meaningful to them.” –Lucy Calkins
“A teacher’s role in the classroom is to support reflection and communication by designing learning tasks that allow students to see the same idea from different points of view.” –James Heibert