Inquiring Minds Want to Know…

“Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next.” – Alice in Wonderland

For a long time in education, much of the focus has been on answers. But as Alice’s journey through Wonderland has shown- the focus, should be on the questions. There is a great moment in Lewis Carroll’s novel when Alice meets the Caterpillar. The Caterpillar asks, “Who are you?” Alice, stumbling to find an answer, replies that she doesn’t know. The Caterpillar follows with the all important response that many teachers ask their students: “Explain yourself!” Thus this sets Alice on the most important part of her journey- seeking her own identity, something so many students are looking to find during their high school careers. Continue reading “Inquiring Minds Want to Know…”