With great care and patience, Studio teachers concentrate on each child’s cognitive, social, physical, and emotional well-being at every stage of development. They serve as guides in the classroom, creating a challenging environment that reflects the delicate balance between instruction and exploration. This process of teaching involves more than imparting information. It actively requires both teachers and students to listen and to ask questions. We use the Socratic method, encouraging students to expand and deepen their reasoning abilities, and to honor their thoughts, feelings, and ideas about the subjects they are studying. This teaches them how to present persuasive, cogent arguments (both written and oral), and to welcome feedback from their teachers and classmates.