Fostering intrinsic motivation
We believe students learn best when they are intrigued by the work, and our teachers are masterful at developing curriculum that inspires and engages. Students do not arrive in the classroom as empty vessels to be filled; they bring their experiences, understanding, and knowledge with them. In response to powerful learning experiences, students actively revise their thinking, revisit their knowledge, and construct new and more sophisticated understandings of the world around them.
On any given day, students may be learning geography skills by creating a map, using a computer to create a multimedia presentation, or designing their own science experiment. We seek to create a learning community, where we are all empowered to take an active role in teaching and learning.