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COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Finally, beyond a toolbox of strategies, Gadzikowski’s book gives teachers ways of thinking about how to provide optimal challenge to their students, with the zone of proximal development in the forefront of their planning. By reading this book, teachers may acquire what they need to create the distin- guished classroom espoused by Syliva G. Feinburg and Mary Mindess in their 1994 book, Eliciting Children’s Full Potential: “The ability to challenge children intellectually is the critical ingredient that differentiates the ordinary class- room from the distinguished one” (83). Nancy B. Hertzog, PhD Professor of Educational Philosophy Director of the Robinson Center for Young Scholars University of Washington COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL Foreword | xi