For as long as human beings have been around, we have had passion and curiosity to learn and discover new things. The earliest men would not have invented the wheel if it weren’t for the curious mind wondering about if there was a better way to move heavy objects. We would not have the advanced technology that we have today if it weren’t for great inventors passionately pursing their curious questions.
In education, it isn’t that different. We as educators must have a passion and curiosity for what we teach in order to inspire our students. For me, my passion is seeing my students explore how the world around them works. It inspires me to see their naturally curious minds working a million miles a minute trying to figure out how something works.
This innate passion and curiosity that we have is just as, if not more important than a person’s IQ according to Thomas Friedman. I believe this is true. If a person is not passionate about something they will be bored and unhappy and never be curious about anything.
Please enjoy my visual representation of my personal passion quotient and curiosity quotient.
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