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

Sep

17

Literacy in Early Childhood

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Sep

17

Klickitat and Tahoma Curriculum Night

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Sep

22

Board Meeting

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Sep

24

Loowit and Wy’East Curriculum Night

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Sep

22-26

PTO Scholastic Book Fair

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Sep

26

Wheels in School Day

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Mark’s Newsletter

Sep. 18, 2014

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PTO Minutes

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