With a quote like that, it only makes sense to make a list.
purposeful and meaningful instruction
teaching skills in context
teaching to the heart
the whole child
a respectful climate
problem solving and independence
kids teaching kids
(I'll probably think of ten more obvious and important things I value once I post this.)
Having said all that, does my reality match up with my pedagogy? I say I value these things. Where might there be some disconnect when it comes to what occurs daily in my classroom? Food for thought, huh? Good thing I have three months to ponder such things.
(At the moment, I also value summer vacation.)