Curiosity, the imagination and creativity. Vale Maurice Sendak

There is much that has been written about curiosity. Fuelling curiosity and nurturing questions from our students builds engagement and I think, really leads to valuing intrinsic motivation for learning.

Curiosity is ingrained in our literary heritage.  One of my favourite books that I read as a child, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by C.S. Lewis, was all about curiosity, the imagination and where it could take you, however, for the moment, I want to honour the literary genius of Maurice Sendak, whose writing has no doubt inspired a number of minds, both young and young at heart.

This is a wonderful article that I read in the New York Times today. Vale Maurice Sendak

Here is a link to “Where the Wild Things Are”, narrated by Christopher Walken.


Finally and completely unrelated to Sendak, here is a great clip that I first viewed on about creativity.


About acoure

English Coordinator and English teacher in Sydney. Believes in the power of education. Passionate about pedagogy, how students learn, curriculum design and learning spaces. I am keenly interested in finding out more about how teachers have adapted their pedagogy in a 1:1 environment. I am also eternally grateful for the inspirational educators I worked with in my formative years of teaching. They opened my eyes to the power of what a deep understanding of pedagogy can do to enhance the learning opportunities for students.
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