Engagement is one thing, but to be curious and empowered is what I've been striving to nurture and provide for my students the past few years. It's been a journey of more questions than answers, yet I know I'm moving in the right direction, much aided by the support of The Idaho Coaching Network. This post is a short and sweet depiction of my journey.
My narrative begins with the following essential question:
How can I empower my students by creating more opportunities for inquiry, curiosity, and research?
I don't mean to give engagement a bad rap. Engagement can be a good thing but it doesn't necessarily put students in the driver's seat. It simply increases the chances that they'll willingly get on the bus. My quest is to move them towards the front of the bus as much as possible.
My essential question led me to the following books.