It seems that the important ideas to inquire regarding curriculum are ones that involve students. Instead of teaching curriculum, attempting to engage the students with the curriculum expectations is what Ayers tries to explain. In this chapter, he states a few questions such as "are there opportunities for discovery and surprise?", or "are students actively engaged with primary resources and hands-on material?" or, "is the work linked to student questions of interest?". These questions aim to have students critically think about their learning experience. And I agree. This approach is better than reading a textbook and having students simply follow along. It allows students to be involved in their learning and not have to sit through a lecture.
Although the curriculum is dry, it does not have to be portrayed this way to students. What I like about the curriculum is the flexibility it gives educators. Teachers can approach lessons in various ways to make it interesting. There is no right structure for how to teach, which enables teachers to be as creative and engaging as possible in order to spark interest in their students. I guess what Ayers is trying to say is- don't be boring, be new, innovative, and have fun while trying to teach the curriculum to students.