“So, what did you do in school today?”

Ask your child this question, and he will no doubt respond with,”Nothing.”

In School Today

Today, in School

I propose that you try a variation, something like:

  • Who taught you something today? What did you learn?
  • To whom did you teach something? What did you teach?
  • Tell me about something that you created today.
  • What or who challenged you today? Who did you challenge?
  • Tell me about a person to whom you spoke for the first time today.
  • Tell me a question that you asked.  Tell me about the answer.
  • Tell me about a question that you answered.
  • What did you do well today? What will you do better tomorrow?
  • Tell me what you expect to learn tomorrow.

Ask these questions frequently, and watch how the answers change.

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