In learning environment it’s hard to not have increased curiosity but curiosity doesn’t qualify you for a job. Some ways to kill this level of curiosity are to think in black and white. Use logic and focus on answers, not questions. Don’t worry about creativity and instead just focus on keeping things nice and tidy. Keeping learning academic when in schools is a great way to keep things formal. Finally, don’t model curiosity and instead model knowledge and expertise.
- Curiosity is difficult to measure and has never qualified anyone for a job.
- Force students to collaborate, using group activities to replace individual thought and reflection.
- Creativity can be messy and distracting the classroom, so nip it in the bud.
“Voice and choice sound great in theory, but who knows better what a learner needs than the teacher. They’ll appreciate you when they get older and can read and write.”