Learning about students’ interests and aspirations is important

Learning about students’ interests and aspirations is important. I would like to know what topics my students are interested in. I would like to know what subjects they enjoy and subjects they find difficult. I would like to learn about what makes my students proud, and whom they look up to as a role model. Throughout the year I would like to expose my students to future full of possibilities. Through conversations, I would ask my students what they hope to accomplish, and how they can make it happen. I want to push my students towards following their interest and to work through any challenges.