The attached TED talk focuses on using something that is innate to all of us, our curiosity. When we are teaching what is it that we are doing to capture our students' imagination? I know during my 15 years there have been many lessons where I can tell the students were "zoning out". Obviously I did not capture their curiosity.
So, what are your students curious about? Have you asked them? Sometimes you just need to listen and they will tell you what they are wondering without even knowing it.
Educational leaders need to encourage this type of approach to teaching and learning in their building. Administrators should challenge their teachers to think outside the box like Ramsey Musallam did.
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As always, comments are welcome.