Make Curiosity a Daily Practice

Dedicate 5 minutes each day to inviting students to be curious and explore a provocation that asks them to be curious.

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Inspired by the hashtag #5min4fun - I would love to have every class spend 5 minutes every day pondering a new curiosity question. This could be adapted for different age groups to be developmentally appropriate and maybe older students could sometimes create the curiosity questions for younger students in a school and vice versa. 

How does this idea help to spark student curiosity?

This practice would demonstrate to students, by dedicating time in the school day, that curiosity and spending time being curious, are important. Hopefully this would also expose students to new ideas that would spark new curiosities for them to explore in other areas of their studies and at home as well as school.

What grade level is this idea most appropriate for?

  • All of the above

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Margaret:

Thanks for sharing this idea. I like it a lot. Can see the value in getting students to "wake up." Seems to me its like mental exercising.

Bob