An innovative school for children and a laboratory for teachers and researchers. The practices developed and refined here have an impact on K-12 education around the world. Inside the classroom, the process starts with a curriculum aligned with state and national standards. The teacher listens to students and guides their experiences to incorporate the children’s interests and respond to their learning needs. As the children learn and explore, they represent their understanding in a variety of ways, helping the teacher find new opportunities to guide the process further.