We believe that action lies at the heart of meeting our challenges in schools. Wise instructional practices can empower students to take action in their own learning and development. Sound professional development should reinforce and renew teachersí power to take action toward their studentsí success. Our goal is not simply to spark new ideas for action, but to respect the ones you already have and to support your efforts to sustain such action over an extended period of time. With energy, passion, and a commitment to act together, we can meet the needs of children while successfully meeting the rigorous external demands on our work.