Can we teach curiosity to students? Stephanie Harvey doesn't think so. Children are innately curious, she says, and we shouldn't teach curiosity so much as foster and nurture it. "They come into kindergarten bursting with questions," she says.
In this video Stephanie Harvey acknowledges that educators need to model curiosity—every single day—so that students know to remain curious throughout their education.
The Comprehension Toolkit Series from Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis has all of the language and teaching moves to model curiosity in the classroom and build students’ reading comprehension.
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Stephanie Harvey has spent her career teaching and learning about reading and writing. An elementary and special ed teacher for fifteen years, she now works as a staff developer and educational consultant. Insatiably curious about student thinking, she is a teacher first and foremost and continues to work in schools on a regular basis savoring any time spent with kids.