How many of us have students like this in our classrooms?
…but in our classrooms student excitement, creativity, engagement, deeper thinking, and joy are suppressed by classroom structures such as: teaching to the test, using cookbook science activities, allowing suppressive schedules limiting divergent thinking. All of this hampers student development by suffocating passion and destroying delight in the learning process.
How do we circumvent this situation to allow our students to spread their wings, to get excited, to follow an idea or invention to fruition? I think every kid has this level of excitement inside them somewhere waiting to come out at the right moment. Can you imagine a classroom filled with kids that were this excited about learning?