Makes Me Wonder


"Makes me wonder...".  Are you a wonderer?  Are you curious?  Don't you want that for your students?  I do!  When I came upon some holes in the ground by the bird sanctuary, I wondered what created these holes.  Even more, I wondered what was in these holes right now.  I poked a stick inside the holes, but no reaction.  What do you think?

Socrates said that wisdom begins in wonder.  Einstein said, "I have no special talents.  I am just passionately curious."  Nobel Prize winner, Aaron Klug, wrote, "Human curiosity, the urge to know, is a powerful force and is perhaps the best secret weapon of all in the struggle to unravel the workings of the natural."  One author wrote, "The future belongs to the curious.  The ones who are not afraid to try it, explore it, poke at it, question it, and turn it inside out." 

How are you going to inspire wonder and curiosity in your students?  How are you going to get them to ask good questions?  How are you going to guide them in how to discover the answers to their questions?