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Building Curiosity - YouTube

"My tribute to Curiosity, both the NASA rover and the human desire to discover, featuring words from some of science's greatest minds and LEGO's special edition Mars rover set."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 3, 2014 10:05 PM

This video, from PBS, explores curiosity. What makes one curious? Listen to a number of people describe why people may be curious. This video is inspiring and may lead some students in your class to think of curiosity and science in a new way.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 4, 2014 6:20 AM

Explorando ... la curiosidad Como una impor clave..Building Curiosity - YouTube | @scoopit via @BethDichter http://sco.lt/...

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5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains

5 Teaching Strategies To Keep Students From Turning Off Their Brains | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"Dr. Judy Willis–resident brain investigator at Edutopia and TeachThought–is a neurologist turned educator whose work...focuses on the brain–how it works, and how teachers can respond."


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This would be great to use in conjunction with the video from HOW YOUTH LEARN 

http://youtu.be/p_BskcXTqpM

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 16, 2013 8:06 PM

This post looks at five strategies to help students keep their brains turned on. You can also watch a video where Dr. Willis discusses "how boredom and fear cause students to literally switch their brains off." Below are two of the five items shared:

* Promote curiosity not as a thing, but the thing

* Use indirect signals rather than "telling"

You might also want to check out the post "Five Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious" located at

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/5-learning-strategies-that-make-students-curious/

Ra's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:33 PM

Familiar ground but good to revisit with student teachers. Link to formative assement for clarity of purpose in planning.

Fran Bozarth's curator insight, October 27, 2014 7:29 PM

The article goes on to elaborate a bit on each of these.  Good basics.