What learning principles are and why they matter: Learning principles serve as a way to translate curriculum into meaningful learning that will meet the intention of North Salem Mission: Engage students to continuously learn, question, define and solve problems through critical and creative thinking. These curated learning principles are based on research of what constitutes best practice whether in person or remote. They continue to remind us of what needs to be at the forefront of our planning, instruction, and assessment design to motivate active and meaningful engagement in learning.