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Curious kids: What makes them question so much? {AMBQ excerpt}

Curious kids: What makes them question so much? {AMBQ excerpt}

It’s summertime, which means, among other things, family vacations, long car trips, and… questions. With parents often spending more time around their kids this time of year, they may find themselves fielding even more questions than usual and wondering: Why does my kid question so much? (which also happens to be one of the top searches that leads people to this site). In this short excerpt from AMBQ, I talk to leading child psychologists and…

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Why do kids ask so many questions—and why do they stop?

Why do kids ask so many questions—and why do they stop?

Thoughts from Richard Saul Wurman and the comedian Louis C.K. A while back I was discussing the subject of “questioning” with Richard Saul Wurman, the original creator of the TED Conference and a man who’s pretty much obsessed with questions. He immediately focused on the educational system. “In school, we’re rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question,” Wurman pointed out. Which may explain why kids—who start off asking…

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How can we teach kids to question?

How can we teach kids to question?

While working on A More Beautiful Question, I got to know the folks at a fascinating nonprofit called The Right Question Institute. Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana, the RQI’s co-directors, have spent many years studying how kids (and adults, too) form questions. In developing their own “Question Formulation Technique,” they’ve found that it is, indeed, possible to teach kids to be better questioners—and in the process, help them become better…

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Why do kids’ questions fall off a cliff?

Why do kids’ questions fall off a cliff?

Daniel Pink comments on an alarming trend in education Saw the question above posted as a headline on the terrific blog done by the author Daniel Pink. In this post, Pink is responding to a Gallup poll showing that student engagement drops dramatically as kids move from elementary school through high school. Check out the green line on the chart to get a sense of how steep the decline is. The story behind the chart can be found in this Gallup…

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Why do we want kids to “sit still” in class?

Why do we want kids to “sit still” in class?

…Abhilasha I always want to help my children to come out with their questions, so that they become bold and raise the habit of answering. The PPT is very nice and perfectly defined. Warren Berger On a related topic, I just noticed this interesting desk, mentioned in Fast Company: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3050523/world-changing-ideas/a-standing-desk-for-kids-to-help-change-sitting-culture-theres-an-adult…

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Encouraging student questioning

Encouraging student questioning

…robb rogers True, school can become a better vehicle for questioning. However, what begins the process of shutting youngsters down from questioning happens before school. 4 year olds at home become so annoying with their incessant “Why?” questions, that invariably parents are compelled to stop them. 4 year olds learn they earn anger by questioning, so they stop….

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How do we put the ‘cool’ in school?

How do we put the ‘cool’ in school?

…Warren Berger @GlimmerGuy As part of his PR campaign for his new book, I noticed this week that Nikhil wrote a provocative letter to the NYTimes about transforming our schools, and sparked a Sunday Dialogue discussion at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/opinion/sunday/sunday-dialogue-transforming-our-schools.html?pagewanted=all…

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Tony Wagner on questioning as a survival skill

Tony Wagner on questioning as a survival skill

…Lisa Bedford I couldn’t agree more to what you said in this article. I think preparedness is an essential skill everyone must have because it will actually help you predict things and even prevent worse things to happen. I love this post keep this up!…

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Preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill

Preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill

The below article “Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill” ran in the inspiring Mind/Shift blog run by Tina Barseghian for KQED/NPR on Question Day 2014 (March 14). I wrote it as part of my stated Beautiful Question, which is really a mission question about raising awareness about the power of questioning with as many people as possible. I wanted to capture it here for the education section of my…

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A blueprint for reinventing our schools

A blueprint for reinventing our schools

…chieflo A 6 minute animation that offers an answer to the big question Nikhil poses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgN0lEh5IA…

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