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Rekindling Curiosity
Rekindling Curiosity
Rekindling Curiosity
Rekindling Curiosity
Rekindling Curiosity
Rekindling Curiosity
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Rekindling Curiosity

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Michelle Baldwin

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    • 1. http://bit.ly/RekindlingCuriosityRekindling Curiosity Michelle Baldwin Anastasis Academy Denver, Colorado @michellek107
    • 2. “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/
    • 3. What?• We are all born curious.• How have we extinguished innate curiosity in children? • home • play time • school
    • 4. Playtime• Organized/Competitive Sports, Dance• Adult Intervention• Evolution of Children’s Toys
    • 5. Kids and BoxesCC photo by Ianus Keller, 13 November 2005, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ianus/73131024/in/photostream/
    • 6. • 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
    • 7. Curiosity and Industrial Age Education• Standardized Curriculum• Teacher Education• Anticipatory Set and Lesson Objectives
    • 8. So What?• Why is it important for us to help our students remain curious?
    • 9. Curiosity & Creativity• How are they related?
    • 10. Curiosity & Mistakes• Freedom• Responsible Risk-Taking
    • 11. Now What?• How can we ignite or rekindle curiosity? • Inquiry • Problem-Based/Project-Based Learning • What else?
    • 12. “I think, at a childs birth,if a mother could ask afairy godmother to endowit with the most usefulgift, that gift would becuriosity.”~Eleanor Roosevelt

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