I have a question for my more-experienced science educator colleagues out there. OK, I understand the idea that we can all create valuable knowledge. I certainly look to teach so that I can be “part of the bigger conversation.” I’m sure I’ll gain as much as my students. But in a science discipline, how do you effectively engage entry-level students in a conversation that they supposedly know very little about? In addition, my profession has a certification exam. While theories and ideas are what drive new discoveries, how can I help students in an open environment in which they find the answers, or at least ask deeper questions? I have to provide some of the foundational knowledge, and the way I was taught in grad school, it was all about understanding and application of that science-based and theoretical knowledge. Much of the artistic flexibility of my science in the health professions is beyond the curriculum for entry-level students.