Learning to Ask Questions

Children are curious. Period. This is a gift to us all and something that we want to encourage and foster here at the Academy for G.O.D. Naturally questions come as students continue to be given opportunities for discovery in each class. Even in Kindergarten!

When I was a student, questions were not encouraged at all. I honestly do not remember asking any questions in the history of my K-12 education. Not one! I definitely had them, I just never felt safe enough to voice them as I perceived through other student's experiences that it wasn't a welcomed activity. 

Thankfully, this is not the reality for your students. We love their questions. Not only do they help me as a teacher gauge understanding and memory retention, but to also gain insight to their interests and personalities. Sometimes they'll ask a question and I'll throw it back at them.

"Why did Jacob trick his dad and take his brother's birthright?" asks the student.

"Well, why do you take things from your siblings?" I ask. 

Now I have an opportunity not only to keep them engaged in a story but to develop their interpersonal/intrapersonal faculties, show them that they have similar experiences, and also really lock down the importance of listening and obeying Law #7. 

All that to say, when it comes to your student's questions we say: "Fire away!"