On Friday February 20, I wrote about how I wanted to experiment with a new method of teaching (new for me), that I wanted to move away from teacher-centered inquiry to a student-centered model. Today, Monday February 23, I had an opportunity to experiment with that new approach and it worked splendidly! I had a wonderful time and felt like an actual educator. I felt like I wasn't there to impart information, to "give" the students knowledge, but to provide students some of the tools or language they might need in order to discover their own knowledge.
The secret of education is respecting the pupil.