Unleashing Curiosity Series

Unleashing Curiosity Series

Our Unleashing Curiosity guides are part of McREL’s Curiosity Works™ resources. Based in part on a successful system-wide effort in Melbourne, Australia, that improved student achievement by unleashing student curiosity, these resources give teachers and school leaders tips, suggestions, and ideas to encourage professional dialogue with other teachers and increase student curiosity. Combining these insights with McREL’s analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but through helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.

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Unleashing Curiosity with Challenging Learning Tasks

What would happen if you unleashed curiosity in your classroom? This 8-page durable guide aims to help you go further by working with colleagues to support professional reflection and dialogue that will help you and your colleagues develop instructional expertise, without prescribing a lock-step, one-size-fits-all program. McREL's Curiosity Works™ resources are based in part on a successful system-wide effort in Melbourne, Australia, that improved student achievement by helping teachers and school leaders develop precision without prescription, unleashing student curiosity. 

Combining these insights with McREL's analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but by helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.

Unleashing Curiosity with Dynamic Cooperation

Cooperative learning, often characterized by working in small groups, brings alive the adage “To teach is to learn.” It’s about instilling a culture of democracy as much as it is about mastering content—making it important training for career success. Part of our Curiosity Works™ series, this 8-page durable guide summarizes the research supporting cooperative learning and provides strategies that teachers of all grade levels can use to show students that personal accountability and group dynamics are integral parts of the same learning process.

 

Combining these insights with McREL’s analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but by helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.

Unleashing Curiosity with Feedback That Motivates

How can you provide your students with effective feedback that helps unleash curiosity in the classroom, instead of stifling it? This 8-page durable guide aims to help you motivate learners to be curious about their learning and propel them to mastery. Learn how to strike the right chord with feedback, both with students and with peers, not with a lock-step, one-size-fits-all program, but rather through supportive professional reflection that encourages a growth mindset among students and staff. McREL's Curiosity Works™ resources are based in part on a successful system-wide effort in Melbourne, Australia, that improved student achievement by helping teachers and school leaders develop precision without prescription, unleashing student curiosity. 

Combining these insights with McREL's analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but by helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.

Unleashing Curiosity by Helping Students Commit to Mastery

As teachers and adults, very few of us enjoy being given a goal without our input, no matter how kindly it may be offered. Students are no different. This 8-page durable guide outlines four key elements and strategies that will help you motivate learners to be curious about their learning, connect their learning to a purpose and a big picture, and propel them to mastery. McREL's Curiosity Works™ resources are based in part on a successful system-wide effort in Melbourne, Australia, that improved student achievement by helping teachers and school leaders develop precision without prescription, unleashing student curiosity. 

Combining these insights with McREL's analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but by helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.

Our Unleashing Curiosity guides are part of McREL’s Curiosity Works™ resources. Based in part on a successful system-wide effort in Melbourne, Australia, that improved student achievement by unleashing student curiosity, these resources give teachers and school leaders tips, suggestions, and ideas to encourage professional dialogue with other teachers and increase student curiosity. Combining these insights with McREL’s analysis of best education practices from around the world, our Curiosity Works resources support a better way of transforming schools—not through top-down pressure, but through helping teachers and school leaders work together to develop shared professional expertise and leverage the power of motivation and curiosity.