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We believe children come to school with a great deal of prior knowledge and curiosity. They learn best when teachers build on this curiosity by helping them conduct in-depth investigations to answer those questions.
A well-designed program of pro-social instruction will include cooperative conflict resolution and methods of achieving one’s goals that do not include intimidation or manipulation.
At Austin Discovery School, caring, sharing, helping, and empathizing are actively encouraged. We feel that taking the time to teach children to be caring individuals is not at the expense of academics, but will actually enhance academic success through increasing the student’s comfort level, thereby increasing their brain’s learning capacity.