Once you were a child…

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?


One thought on “Once you were a child…

  1. I disagree …. To continue to ask when you have the answer is not wise and is not “good” …. In the end, the preacher learned two things …. And there were no more questions worth asking

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