http://bit.ly/RekindlingCuriosityRekindling Curiosity Michelle Baldwin Anastasis Academy Denver, Colorado @michellek107
“Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly.” ~Arnold EdinboroughWhy Curiosity?CC photo by Stefan Tell, 3 July 2006, http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/stefantell/354864230/
What?• We are all born curious.• How have we extinguished innate curiosity in children? • home • play time • school
Kids and BoxesCC photo by Ianus Keller, 13 November 2005, http://www.ﬂickr.com/photos/ianus/73131024/in/photostream/
• LEGO Toy Bricks- introduced 1958• LEGO Sets- introduced 1964 “included all the parts and instructions to build a particular model.”• LEGO Themed Lines- town (1978), castle (1978), space (1979), pirates (1989), Western (1996), Star Wars (1999), and Harry Potter (2001). http://aboutus.lego.com/en-us/lego-group/the_lego_history/ http://history1900s.about.com/od/1950s/qt/lego.htm
Curiosity and Industrial Age Education• Standardized Curriculum• Teacher Education• Anticipatory Set and Lesson Objectives
So What?• Why is it important for us to help our students remain curious?