Get Curious! Tips from Students

Get Curious! Tips from Students

According to Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, research suggests that intellectual curiosity has as big of an effect on performance as hard work.  She notes that psychologists refer to curiosity as a “life-force, vital to happiness, intellectual growth and well-being.” Clearly, fostering curiosity is important! Perhaps less clear is how each of us, as adults, can foster curiosity in our own children or those in our care. Now it’s your turn to get curious and learn from two experts…local teens. Listen to the following Bainbridge Community Broadcast podcast featuring Bainbridge High School students, Maya Nathan and Emma Russell, as they share their own experience of what helps and what hinders curiosity. Join the Island Conversation In the podcast, Maya and Emma speak of how adults support curiosity when they focus on the experience/process of learning over the results of learning (grades/test scores). Please share an example of a way you demonstrate this in your own home. Help us learn from one another. Big thank you to Bainbridge Community...

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A Bainbridge Curiosity Project

A Bainbridge Curiosity Project

How do we encourage kids to be more curious learners?  As a former teacher myself, I admire that Scot Hoffman asked this question regarding his second grade class, which eventually led to the Curiosity Project. The five questions posted in this article are great conversation starters around the dinner table.  What would it look like if each of us modeled being curious learners and integrated some of these ideas and questions into our own family life?  Let’s experiment and share our ideas. Tina Gustafson Pujolar, J.D., M.Ed. Curious Homework: An Inquiry Project for Students and Parents By Scot Hoffman International educator Scot Hoffman is a big believer in the power of curiosity to drive learning. After nearly two decades of teaching around the globe, he also realizes that school isn’t always so hospitable to inquiring minds. (As Einstein said, “It’s a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”) READ ENTIRE ARTICLE Join Our Island Conversation What is one thing you are curious to try after reading this...

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12 Ways to Foster Curiosity

12 Ways to Foster Curiosity

“Working at KiDiMu, each day I have the joy of watching young faces light up with the thrill of discovering something new or mastering something previously out of their reach. Curiosity is innately part of our hard wiring, yet also needs to be nurtured and supported as we grow up. Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD has great ideas on helping Bainbridge kids, “our” kids, become curious, lifelong learners.” Susie Burdick, Executive Director, Kids Discovery Museum Twelve Ways to Foster Curiosity by Marilyn Price Mitchell, PhD Intellectual curiosity and learning go hand in hand. But let’s be honest… Curiosity isn’t what most of us first think about when it comes to our children’s education. We want our kids to do well in school so we usually focus on external measurements of learning and academic success — grades. READ COMPLETE ARTICLE Join Our Island Conversation When you are done reading the above article, please come back and share your reply to the following question. Help us learn from one another. What do you do to show your kids that you value the process of learning at least as much as the product of learning, such as test...

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