Belief that students learn best in environments of high expectations that are student-centered, developmentally responsive, academically challenging, and safe to make learning mistakes in.
In Practice: When this belief is upheld, educators construct lessons that prompt students to think uniquely and critically about academic concepts, rather than having students turn in a worksheet where every response is the same. Educators who hold this belief welcome and encourage varying student perspectives and use these perspectives to further drive student engagement.
- Use for structured reflection of new content
- Show relationships between events, ideas, objects, and topics
- Examine different facets of a situation
- Classify, categorize, and organize ideas