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

Mar

4

PTO Meeting

8.40am Read More

Mar

16

Board Meeting

6.30pm Read More

Mar

22

Gardner School Open House

1pm-4pm Read More

Mar

25

Culminating Event

8.30-11.00am Read More

Mark’s Newsletter

Feb 26, 2015

Download

PTO Minutes

Feb 2015

Download

Calendar

March 2015 Calendar

Download

Impt. Events 14/15

Download

Key Dates 14/15

Download