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 careers that they can persuade. 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 to follow their dreams and to work through any challenge until they reach their goals. I would like to know if they have short and long terms goals, and how they plan to achieve those goals.