STUDENT ENGAGEMENT EXPERIENCES

ACADEMIC DOMAIN

Students demonstrate the trait curiosity and an enthusiastic desire to understand more about themselves, others and the world around them and acquire new knowledge and skills by: 1) asking questions and; 2) self-directed reading and research; and 3) exploration and experimentation.

KEY BELIEFS

I will be a better student if I act on the following beliefs:

    • There is a world full of interesting ideas and experiences for me to explore. 
    • It’s fun to learn how things are done or why things were done. 
    • If I want to do more things, I have to learn more things. 
    • I can learn anything if I am interested enough. 
    • There are lots of things I can learn on my own. 

 

  • I know how to learn new things including: asking questions, reading, 

 

 

APPLICATION:

 

  • List all the things you have learned on your own in the past year because you wanted to and how you learned those things. 
  • Discuss the idea of curiosity and what good things it can lead to. Encourage awe and amazement. 
  • Be exposed to new things you never saw or thought of and new experiences (e.g., foods, how different cultures greet people, art, pictures of exotic places, museum visits). 
  • List places you  would like to go and why it would be interesting

QUOTATION POSTERS:

QUOTATIONS:

  1. Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness. Bryant H. McGill
  2. I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein
  3. The future belongs to the curious. Anonymous
  4. Curiosity is the engine of achievement. Ken Robinson
  5. Ideas come from curiosity. Walt Disney

VIDEOS:

 

  • Wonder – Do you remember the sense of wonder you felt when you saw someone doing magic tricks as a little kid? Magician Nate Staniforth wants you to experience that wonder again by seeing things as they once were before they became ordinary.

 

https://www.passiton.com/inspirational-stories-tv-spots/156-nate-staniforth-magician

 

 

  • Building Curiosity – Building a LEGO version of a Mars rover while listening to famous scientists talk about curiosity.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__tPaFaPCHo