Teaching for Understanding and Mastery

At the Gardner School, we place an emphasis on student performances that build and demonstrate deep understanding of subjects, in contrast to rote learning.

We believe that deep understanding is essential for mastery and transfer of information as students develop intellectually. Teachers design multifaceted activities that require students to think critically, solve problems, research solutions and perform meaningful tasks.

When presented with authentic issues to explore, students are encouraged to inquire, take risks, share their ideas and stretch to new levels of performance. Working collaboratively encourages students to share what they learn and utilize their strengths with classmates. It also allows them to gain insight and perspective from others.

Upcoming Events

June

3

PTO Meeting

8.40am Read More

June

9

Field Day Mazama and Kalama

10.30-11.30 Read More

June

9

Graduation

12.45pm Read More

June

10

Community Appreciation Breakfast

8.30am Read More

June

11

Field Day Loowit thru Tahoma

12.45-3.30 Read More

June

12

Last Day/End Year Potluck Picnic

11.30pm Read More

June

25

Board Meeting

5.00pm Read More

Mark’s Newsletter

May 29, 2015

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PTO Minutes

May 2015

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Calendar

June 2015 Calendar

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Impt. Events 14/15

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Key Dates 15/16

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