How do we inspire a passion for learning in our kids? How do we nurture that passion as it grows? These are questions pondered by many parents. In my last post I talked about two of the biggest tips for igniting or nurturing interests in our kids’ hearts and minds: keeping an open mind and sharing or modeling your own passions.
Today, I want to explore another idea that I believe helps to elevate an interest to the next level. This idea, though simple, is crucial. It’s collaboration. Student collaboration is an incredible tool in the classroom and, actually, for anyone on a learning journey.
Why collaborate? How can this improve learning and also elevate excitement about material?