Did you ever see Kevin Costner’s film, Dances with Wolves? Remember that wolf that tentatively skirted around the outside of the soldier’s camp, searching for attention? Remember how many times we had to sit through seeing Costner try to coax that wolf toward him to eat from his hand? Well, getting a tween to share their thoughts, to make connections to their content, is kind of like that. We have to coax them. Not with beef jerky, but with your own thoughts and commentary. Then you’ll have them eating from your hand, and when they begin to listen to the hand that feeds them, they will begin to learn how to think for themselves.