Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade this year; one of my favorite grades to teach.
I believe people who ask good questions, learn good things.
We are far past the belief that students are empty vessels waiting to be filled by a teacher's knowledge.
My students are encouraged to take active ownership of their own learning. One important way for them to do that is by seeking the answers to the questions that they have about things.
I find that a student is far more motivated by their own wonderings than by some question created by their teacher. They will still be experiencing questions created by me as well, but their questions will be honored in my room.
Pondering, Posing, and then Pursuing is the way to go.
Here's to a Great Third Grade Year!