Everyday I wonder and ponder hundreds of questions in my mind. Ever since I have been a small child I constantly seek to understand, I question everything I see and I have an intense need to understand. I suppose this is partially why I chose to enter the profession of education, so that I might teach the ‘why’ to other humans.
I wonder why we as humans have chosen to ignore the science and destroy our earth in order to attempt to satisfy our materialistic wants. I wonder why some people chose to be blind to the fact that we are indeed killing our earth. I wonder why we don’t as a whole do more to protect our earth. But most prominently I wonder how I as an educator can foster a change of understanding in the generations to come. I wonder how I will teach them to see with both eyes. To understand the world from a euro western perspective but to also understand our world from a traditional indigenous perspective. How, I wonder, how will I foster an understanding of the environment that supports modern science but also respects traditional beliefs.
As I sit and wonder all of these things my desire to know ‘why’ and ‘how’ is coming to light and I feel myself already thirsting for the answers. I know that I will not be done until I understand what I need to do to teach children to wonder about how they can help our earth. This, of course will take years of listening and seeing with both eyes but this is a question I am excited to begin to learn the answers to. I wonder where my thirst to know will take me.