Make it real, make it count!
It doesn’t need to be a year-long study of Mars and the creation of a Martian Colony. Authentic teaching can also be that quick hit – the moment when something real, something important to the child, something that matters is addressed. Those powerful interactions can remain with a child for life.
The “thinking out loud” comment is more powerful than the “lecture.” Authentic exposure is more powerful than reading about something in a book.
Pause and pay attention to what is going on and you will be surprised at the authentic moments that are happening all around you.