Curiosity Switch?

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The research supports encouraging students to be CURIOUS in school.  A recent Heinemann Blog has a video of “Smokey” Daniels explaining this research: http://www.heinemann.com/blog/curiosity-importance/

I love the idea of thinking of curiosity as a switch.  I have found that third graders and younger proudly display their curiosity switches and it is easy to get them to engage in any topic if you sell it right.  Then in fourth grade students seem to begin to hide their curiosity switches and it takes more effort to get them to engage. Has anyone else experienced this fourth grade shift?

What are your ideas to help older students to remain curious?

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