Curiosity Time

Try It

Just be willing to take time out during a normal class period for fifteen minutes devoted to student-generated questions about the topic at hand. Give students a few minutes on their own, then have them work in small groups to refine their questions. Then, have each group present to the class their suggested questions, and have the class prioritize/refine.

Discuss It

In person or online, dive into these essential questions:

  • How curious are the students?
  • What surprised you?
  • What can you do going forward to improve student ability to ask thought-provoking questions?

Explore It

Check out the articles below to explore more about why employers value people who ask great questions, not provide formulaic answers:
FORBES: The Importance Of Hiring Curious People
THE ATLANTIC: Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning