Consider Justin’s words: “Carl Sagan said, “Second graders make the best scientists.” Let’s build on students’ curiosity, creativity, and ingenuity, instead of relegating it to backyard bug hunts, after-school clubs, or G.T. programs.
Let’s give our kids plenty of chances to brainstorm together, to build things, to apply what they know to projects where success and failure are a lot more tangible than a B+ or a D-. Let’s stop telling them all the things we know. Instead, let’s ask them to solve the problems we haven’t figured out yet. ”
And let us do it– light their fire!
Let them triumph!