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 http://www.brainpickings.org about creativity.