In addition to the literature, language skills, science and history content, math concepts, music, and visual arts found in the Core Knowledge Sequence, our students benefit from our staff’s instructional expertise! We seamlessly integrate our understanding of the brain processes that maximize learning into our teaching methods. We use research-validated intervention techniques from programs such as Seeing Stars®, Handwriting Without Tears®, Visualizing and Verbalizing®, and Social Thinking®. By integrating activities designed to develop social cognition and language imagery into our teaching, we ensure that skills and understanding go hand in hand. We know that not all students have the same learning needs or express their knowledge in the same ways. That is why our students learn from readings and lectures, but also from discussions, projects, computer research, and field trips. Also, as in a traditional learning environment, assessment formats may include recall of facts and written summaries; however, oral summaries, debates, performances, artistic renditions, visual presentations, and critical thinking responses in the form of opinions are equally valued.