What is the best way to spark curiosity among students?

07/26/2010 | Edutopia.org

If teachers realize that students are lacking intellectual curiosity, there are ways to spark curiosity, writes schools-technology consultant and blogger Ben Johnson. In this blog post, he suggests teachers make their classrooms bright and cheerful, engage students' senses, and design lessons so that students do the bulk of the talking. Johnson recognizes the time constraints that federal testing standards place on teachers, but he says there is still room in lessons for inquiry-based learning and going beyond the minimum standards to engage students in lessons.

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