After my social studies lesson today I asked two of the boys to stay back to talk about their lack of participation. We had started a new partial unit within our larger one around Exploration.
Today they were asked to become the explorers and plan their O.E. The rest of the class were crazy engaged. Thinking and dreaming big.
At the end... I asked these two boys why I wanted them to participate in this particular project... he said, "Because you want to see us succeed in life."
This. All of this. Now to get him to dream bigger than going further than Taupo and Auckland.