Preschool children, on average, ask their parents about 100 questions a day. By middle school, they’ve pretty much stopped asking. It’s no coincidence that this same time is when student motivation and engagement plummet. They did not stop asking question because they lost interest: it’s the other way around. They lost interest because they stopped asking questions.
Excerpted from “The Creativity Crisis”, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Newsweek. July 19, 2010
For further Goggling: John Barell and More Curious Minds, http://www.morecuriousminds.com/
Question: What is the most interesting question you have received in the classroom this year?