Sure it’s great my 5th graders are asking thought-provoking questions…but in the fast-paced frenzied feeling of the school day, I felt like I wasn’t taking the time to do these questions justice. I felt like I was just giving an answer back automatically.
I opened my mouth, stopped, closed my mouth, and hesitated.
I’ve learned to listen even harder, take more time, and let my students guide their way in learning when the questions call for it.
It truly has been one of the best experiences this school year…one I know I will carry with me into the future.