Can we teach curiosity to students? Stephanie Harvey doesn't think so. Children are innately curious, she says, and we shouldn't teach curiosity so much as foster and nurture it. "They come into kindergarten bursting with questions," she says.
In this video Stephanie Harvey acknowledges that educators need to model curiosity—every single day—so that students know to remain curious throughout their education.
In the new and revised edition of Comprehension and Collaboration, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey "Smokey" Daniels share inquiry units of increasing richness with all the teaching and planning resources you need.
Comprehension and Collaboration, Revised Edition ships in late June. In today's blog, coauthor Smokey discusses some of the new research released since the first Comprehension and Collaboration, namely: what researchers have found about fostering curiosity and interest. Watch the video below to hear more about it.
Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. Harvey "Smokey" Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education.