Students in Ms. Brown's 3rd grade class at Washington Park Elementary School are frequently reminded that they are partners in learning with their teacher. The pictures below show Ms. Brown actively engaging her students. What is different about that, you may ask? She speaks to them as she would another adult with respect and encouragement. Instead of giving them the answers if they falter, she offers them the chance to call on another student for assistance. Building a foundation of working with others that will follow these fortunate students through the rest of their lives.