John Barell, author of this article, tells an amusing story about his mother and how she encourged curiosity, the result being that he became a scientist. He gives teachers advice about the kinds of questions they should ask, as well as modeling their own curiosity about the world around them. Very good. Worth your time reading.
Fostering curisity here, there and everywhere. John Barell. 11.20.12. Smart Blog on Education