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2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 31–November 2, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

Learn the secrets to great leadership practices, and get immediate and practical solutions that address your needs.

 

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SELECT and INSTITUTIONAL PLUS MEMBERS and NONMEMBERS

Developing More Curious Minds

by John Barell

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Chapter 10. Of Museums and Field Notes

Why doesn't the T-Rex fossil have eyes?
—Fourth-grade student Sophia, on the Tyrannosaurus Rexfossil at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, 2002

When my grandfather and I used to take long walks along the Post Road in Connecticut, he would ask me all sorts of questions. One day, when I was about seven or eight, he posed a particularly challenging question: “Do you know why the sun rises in the east?” He was interested to see if I knew that the Earth rotated on its axis and that the sun, indeed, stood still in the center of the solar system, as somebody named Copernicus had first proclaimed. I knew nothing of Copernicus, but I did know that the Earth rotated every 24 hours.

 

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