Relationship: The web of connections among children, teachers, and parents which ignites the passion to collaborate, sustains the individual within the group. and fosters the co-construction of knowledge.
Research: The response to intellectual doubt and uncertainty creating powerful moments for learning through a search for knowledge, deeper understanding, and new questions.
Representation: The concrete traces of the life of the mind made visible and audible through the "100 languages of children" expressed in media, materials, and modes.
Reflection: The transformation of new ideas and perspectives into learning through meta-cognition, curiosity, creativity, and imagination.
Reach: The willingness to take responsible, personal and intellectual risks, recognizing the role of sustaining effort and embracing challenge.