1. All children can learn and are always learning! Children are learning all the time. If you work around children, you are a teacher.

2. School is responsible for preparing students for life. Schools should teach important life lessons.

3. School expectations must be explicit, and taught to all children.

4. The only way to change student behavior is to change adult behavior. We create the environments in which behaviors arise.

5. Things aren’t always as they appear! Human perception is often flawed. It is important to use data.