Monday, September 17, 2012

Curiosity and following your passions

One of our 2nd Grade teachers is about to launch a 6 week project to support students' curiosities.  He is launching it with this video, Caine's Arcade.  It's a great movie showing a child following his passions and using his creativity.  Enjoy!


  1. LOVE Caine's arcade! Would LOVE to hear more about this 2nd grade teacher and the 6 week project! Can you share more on this?! Is it just one teacher doing? Would LOVE to hear all about the details!!

    1. Hi Melissa, the teacher is starting the project on Monday. Next week students will choose their topics, construct a concept map and be introduced to their Curious Learner Notebooks. In subsequent weeks the focus will be on gathering information (2 weeks), sharing their learning (2 weeks) culminating in a Sharing Gallery at the end of November. The teacher has set this up as an entire online course, using Haiku. We are prototyping this during the project and may share the process with a small number of other classes around the world, ready for a bigger launch of the Curiosity Project next year. I'll be blogging about how the Curiosity Project develops over the next 6 weeks. Thanks for your interest and comments.

  2. Thanks for sharing this has given me an idea...will use it to kick off new project on Friday.