That is one of the things that I love about where I teach. Because the regular curriculum that the students have covers everything, I know that they will eventually get there. So, we can spend time on what the kids are interested in learning about, and what I am learning about.
Even though this is an English story from today---I think it still applies. We are currently starting a poetry unit, and we were going through some common poetry terms. I set it up with the kids that some of them might know them and they might not know others. It opened up everyone up for questions, and I love it when I am scrambling to think of the answers to the questions that they ask. They love it when I pull up Google on the projector and we go looking for the answer. That is the type of inquiry that I love!
|Thankfully we don't use chalk anymore!|