I came across this quote from CS Lewis the other day…
“Once you were a child. Once you knew what inquiry was for. There was a time when you asked questions because you wanted answers, and were glad when you had found them. Become that child again: even now.”
The Great Divorce
While it was not written about education in our context, I love what it says and fully agree with the sentiment.
I need to keep in touch with my child-side and continue to inquire, ask questions and be glad I found answers.
But even more, I need to ensure I do not communicate in any way to my young adolescent students that they should ‘grow up’ and move beyond that wonderfull child-like quality of exploring and asking questions.
How about you? How do you maintain that passion for inquiry in your classroom?