A new study has concluded that curious children are more successful in math and in reading:
You can read more about the study at Ed Week: Is Curiosity as Good at Predicting Children’s Reading, Math Success as Self-Control? Study Says Yes
Of course, try to show me a teacher who didn’t know this already….
The real challenge, and where all teachers could use some help, is in the best ways to cultivate that sense of curiosity in the classroom.
I’ve made a bit of an attempt to identify resources sharing those practical ideas at The Best Posts On Curiosity,