Curiosity

“Curiosity is something that goes from the inside out, not the other way around – and it exists before you have experience.”  – Moshe Feldenkrais

 

Think about your best teachers?  Weren’t they the ones who indulged your innate curiosity?  The ones who let you explore the areas of a subject that called to you (and in the process required you to know more about the subject as a whole)?

Yes, there may be a curriculum, a general knowledge that speaks to being educated.  But how that knowledge is imparted – that is where the rubber hits the road.  The truly great teachers are those who know how to ignite the spark of curiosity in their students; then sit back and watch as the students approach the subject with a hunger to learn more.

The recitation of facts and figures does little to whet the imagination.  But make a subject relevant – therein lies the key to worlds of learning.