"Curiosity really is one of the very intense and very basic impulses in humans. We should base education on this behavior." Mananvi Singh, NPR
The questioning brain - wondering, asking, seeking - is the brain that remembers things. When curiosity is piqued, the brain's pleasure centers light up and memory is heightened. What's Going on Inside the Brain of a Curious Child, an article in MindShift, is an interesting read that has implications inside and outside of classroom. It appears that sparking curiosity in children actually gives their brains a shot of dopamine. All the more reason to make school a place that invokes questioning and engages children's curiosity. No wonder Parker kids love to come to school every day!