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Who is entitled to ask questions in class? {Excerpt from AMBQ}

Who is entitled to ask questions in class? {Excerpt from AMBQ}

From pages 56–60 of A More Beautiful Question The issue of “who gets to ask the questions in class” is one that touches on matters of purpose, power, control, and, arguably, even race and social class. Dennie Palmer Wolf, a professor of education at Brown University, examined the role of questioning in schools for her academic paper “The Art of Questioning,” and found that teachers tended “to monopolize the right to question” in classrooms. (To…

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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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Why Should You Care About Questioning?

Why Should You Care About Questioning?

Questioning can spark change in your life, your business—in the world around you. I first began to understand this as I studied some of the world’s leading innovators; many of them are masters at the art and science of asking questions. They have a knack for looking at the world around them—at the existing reality that everyone else usually just accepts—and asking: What if we did this? Or tried that? Interestingly, we all start out as…

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What happened when young Woz asked “Why”

What happened when young Woz asked “Why”

Me and Steve Wozniak in August 2014. Check out my recent Fast Company article “The Wisdom of Woz: Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Shares 9 Tips for Starting Companies, Solving Problems, and Finding Happiness.” Recently I was invited to do an onstage interview with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at the 2014 MPI World Education Congress in Minneapolis (this may be a side-benefit of writing a book on questioning; people come to you when they need a…

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HWS

HWS

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s visit to Hobart and William Smith Colleges 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by…

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SLI

SLI

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s visit to Strategic Leadership Institute 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by…

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Pepsi

Pepsi

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at Pepsi 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote of the…

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MWI

MWI

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation to MovingWorlds Institute 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave…

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PizzaPizza

PizzaPizza

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at Little Caesar’s 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote…

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NACS

NACS

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at NACS 1. “Step back!” To be a good questioner, you have to be able to step back – from assumptions, routines, the familiar. Steve Jobs used the term “beginner’s mind.” George Carlin talked about “vuja de” – seeing the familiar as if it’s new. It’s the ability to look at something you’ve been doing the last 15 years, and ask, “Why are we doing it that way?” In an article by Dave LaHote of the…

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