In part one of this curiosity series, we explore the connection between curiosity, anticipation, and dopamine and discover why we remember things better when we are allowed to wonder.
All AboutA Curiosity Guide
What do you know about curiosity? In this guide, you’ll learn about curiosity’s nature, its causes, how to coax it out of students, and how you might accidentally be destroying it.
So how do we make kids curious? We’ll cover two aspects: creating information gaps and (yes) purposefully confusing our students.
When we’re curious, we can enhance that curiosity by discussing it with others. Our mutual confusion takes us deeper into the experience.
The biggest factor in our students’ curiosity at school is us! Teachers can create (or kill) cultures of curiosity. We’ll look at four qualities and a couple experiments run by Susan Engel.
We’ve been digging into curiosity, and now we come to curiosity’s big downside: it’s slow. Let’s look at how films take their time to establish an audience’s interest before revealing the real conflict.
As we wrap up our curiosity guide, I share three recipes to help you cook up curiosity in your classroom.