It’s always exciting and fun to think about what our kids might become and create one day. I have this thought frequently while visiting a range of classes from kindergarten through eighth grade.
The human potential is fascinating. Fostering that excitement to learn and create is what teaching is about.
Here are some strategies that I’ve noted from my classroom visits:
Encouraging new learning, off-topic tangents, and risk-taking.
Modeling curiosity. Staying engaged in student’s work, questions, and creations. Be genuinely curious. Showing excitement to learn alongside your students.
Demonstrating enthusiasm for your content and the skills you teach. Help students see the value and connection to life outside of school.
Are you fostering that excitement to learn in your classroom?