Teaching Curiosity And Why It Matters

Jan 22, 2016

A new book by a longtime Vermont educator posits that curiosity might be the single most vital ingredient of an effective education - along with exploring the outside world, early and often. It's called: Wild Curiosity: How to Unleash Creativity and Encourage Lifelong Wondering.

We spoke with author Erik Shonstrom about the book. He currently teaches writing and rhetoric at Champlain College, but over his career he's taught students of all ages, and he says curiosity is important at any age.