It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for this delicate little plant, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom; without this it goes to wreck and ruin without fail. It is a very grave mistake to think that the enjoyment of seeing and searching can be promoted by means of coercion and a sense of duty.Albert Einstein
One of the primary duties of any teacher, but particularly a science teacher, is to keep curiosity alive.
One of the primary duties of any public school teacher is to complete the state mandated curriculum in the limited amount of time given.
We teach science as we would teach wizardry, if magic existed. Memorize the spells, wave your beakers just so, and miracles happen. Magic does not exist, and we should stop teaching as though it does.
Einstein uses "holy" to describe curiosity. It is our curiosity, not our techniques, that drives thinking.