We were babysitting our 1 year old grandson last night. As those of you with children know, it is vital that you baby proof your house before turning them loose. They just seem to get into everything. As I was rapidly going down our hallway, Conner was crawling right behind me. He immediately spotted the door that was not fully latched and was off exploring and discovering. It just seems like little children are FILLED with curiosity and a desire to learn and explore.
That got me to thinking about my high school students. Why didn't I see that same desire in them? It's a battle sometimes just to keep them awake. Maybe their doors had been shut and locked so many times before that they have given up. Perhaps Squeak can be my key to unlocking some of those doors. My role as a mentor will be to find relevant problems and create meaningful projects. Just maybe I can reignite that spark of curiosity and the desire to explore. I hope so! Later>