Education is rooted in the sharing and building of human experience
The "object and reward of learning is the continued capacity for growth"
Thinking, more than knowing, is central to student learning.
Classrooms organized and facilitate the social context in which to share and build students' knowledge, experience, and abilities.
Learning is doing
Rigorous, yet meaningful and perceptible expectations encourage student growth and interest
Social studies instruction should center around problem-solving and curiosities of human inexperience
Measuring growth provides a more accurate portrait of individual
student learning
In presenting new material, knowledge should be treated as the students' "working capital" rather than the ultimate end goal.
Instructional design should include and prepare students for experiences beyond the classroom