It is crucial that as teachers we find ways to bring in talents, skills and knowledge into the classroom. Matt is a fine example of this.
He is in his element right now in the exhibition. He is confident. He is so interested. This is because he is doing something that matters to him. Matt is able to share these strengths and passion with others. As a result he is becoming more confident, revealing skills that may not have come through in other units of inquiry where he did not personally connect with. Teachers need to take the time to notice hidden talents and allow such opportunities to happen. Bring in the things that comes so naturally to them outside of school.