Our belief is that we always want to be curious.
Curiosity gives us life.
Curiosity leads our conversations.
Curiosity bridges any age gap.
Here’s a conversation I had with my 5 year old daughter:
“I want you to know that you can always ask why or how or I wonder. If you are wondering something, we want to know. Don’t ever let your curiosity leave. No one can take your curiosity away. Always ask questions, learn, and be excited.”
After this conversation I looked into my daughter’s eyes and saw that spark of wonder. She knows that we support her in investigating the world. She sees our support through the way we talk with her older brother and what he creates. She embodies the wondering spirit when she plays with her younger sister and creates elaborate ideas where they are doctors, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, or teachers.
Curiosity is what drives our human spirit and our daughter has the innocent wondering spirit that sprinkles excitement in her day. Without that curiosity, what kind of life will we lead?
When you look into the eyes of your students what kind of sparks do you see?
We all have the opportunity to be full of innocent wonder, to be amazed and curious and excited about asking questions.
Have a conversation with a student, bridge the divide between their passions and school. Find out their questions and curiosities and use those to bring an inquisitive nature to your school’s culture.