“Education is education. We should learn everything and then choose which path to follow. Education is neither Eastern nor Western, it is human.” ~ Malala Yousafzai
How do teachers foster curiosity about the world? The first step is just exposure — just seeing what’s out there. Students will be most interested if they can make a personal connection to what they are learning. Whenever possible:
- Offer choices for students to explore places that interest them the most.
- Connect to current events in the news, holidays, or other relevant happenings
- Model your own curiosity about the world (see the “explore” tab for ways that I used my own travel to inspire students)
Examples from the blog:
Here you can see examples of how students are invited to explore the world using their own creativity and interests as a springboard.
In these blog entries, I used events in the news, holidays, or other current events as an entry point to getting students thinking globally.