“Knowing students means seeing them as whole people. We need to know not just how they do on tests and assignments but where they are developmentally. We also need to know something about each student’s home culture, their dreams and concerns, and their unique personalities—and we need to understand how these elements intersect with the broad developmental stages that all children and adolescents experience.”

–from Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4-14

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