I have asked all of my students to write about a time when they were curious about something, a time they were caring, or a time they took a risk, and because I believe that what I am asking them to do is important, I have decided to write a paragraph or two as well.
I am a very curious person. I am always asking myself questions in my head and I love getting to the bottom of something. I think the world is such a fascinating and mysterious place, that I can't believe it is so difficult to get you to be curious. So I am curious about how to make middle school students curious and excited about the world, life and learning.
I know that younger students are very animated and excited to try new things, ask questions, and explore different ideas, but middle school students tend to be much more quiet and bored by school. How can we change this? I have been curious about this idea for some time now, but recently I have really been thinking about. Every night before I fall asleep, I try and think about it for a few minutes.
I think back to when I was in school and remember how boring school was and how I wasn't interested in almost anything, but I was always curious. I always had questions and did a lot of reading and listening to music. I spoke to my dad a lot about the world and politics. I have always been interested in how people interact.
So I guess, my main questions is- How can we get you to look at yourself, find what you are interested in and help you to start learning about it too? Any ideas? Can you help me?