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The Importance of Curiosity

June 2, 2017

The Importance of Curiosity in Education: On April 27th 2017 I had the honor of speaking at an alumni function for my high school alma mater, Tabor Academy.  When I’d been asked to speak back in January, the first thing that came to mind regarding what to talk about was a quote by the 13th poet philosopher Rumi: “Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.” He’d said.  This was a far cry, I thought, from what the leaders of my educational history would want me to speak about I realized immediately.  I mean wouldn’t they cringe at the idea of favoring curiosity over knowledge?  But then I did some digging to find out what Tabor had become since my days there back in the early 90s and … Continued