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An important, maybe the most important, idea underlying Kino's approach to education is the self-evident one that each child is a unique individual, with his or her own history, strengths, and needs. You can't run a school based on a prearranged set of uniform policies and, at the same time, say that children are unique. I believe a school philosophy is limited and open-ended. It doesn't cover everything; it doesn't mandate everything; it doesn't ban everything. It is a coherent set of basic beliefs that acts as a compass that guides our daily practice. It is a starting point. Educational philosophy should be open to new insights and understandings about how people learn, how the brain works, how society works, how the particular child works. This makes philosophy a work in progress, an evolving living body of thought, one that requires more effort and more communication.