Saturday, October 20, 2012

Allowing natural curiosity to flourish

I came across and blogged about this video more than half a year ago, but I'm revisiting it again as I feel it ties in quite well with all the thinking we've been doing recently with our Grade 2s about curiosity and with the introduction of Independent Studies with students in Grades 3 - 5.  The more I stand back and simply observe and think, the more I appreciate how important it is for teachers to step to the side and facilitate learning by giving students the skills that they need to pursue the curiosity that they already have.  I've been amazed by some of the subjects that have sparked the curiosity of our elementary students and look forward to seeing where allowing student to follow their passions will lead them.

Born to Learn from Born to Learn on Vimeo.

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