Curiosity

Curiosity in Young Learners Is the Foundation of Academic Success

Curiosity in Young Learners Is the Foundation of Academic Success

| November 14, 2014 | 8 Comments

Early childhood education is important for nurturing academic growth later in a students’ life.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

| October 27, 2014

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

| June 4, 2013 | 5 Comments

Educator Ramsey Musallam says that a teacher’s strongest tool — the force that draws students deeper into learning — is piquing students’ curiosity. In his classroom, Musallam follows three rules: curiosity comes first, embrace the mess, and reflect and revise.

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How to Stimulate Curiosity

How to Stimulate Curiosity

| April 8, 2013 | 9 Comments

Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement—it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, keep pushing forward. But how does one generate curiosity, in oneself or others? George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed an answer in a classic 1994 paper, “The Psychology of Curiosity.” Curiosity arises, Loewenstein […]

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