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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 Leena Madan An approach to improving teaching that would be less effective but more likely to gain teacher’s union support: Have prospective teachers trained by master K-12 teachers rather than by university professors who are too often theoreticians who have never taught K-12, let alone been masters at it….

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Can a school be built on questions? {AMBQ excerpt}

Can a school be built on questions? {AMBQ excerpt}

In A More Beautiful Question, I feature the story of the education reform pioneer Deborah Meier and her remarkable Central Park East schools. Here’s an excerpt with Meier’s story: What if our schools could train students to be better lifelong learners and better adapters to change, by enabling them to be better questioners? How might we create such a school? To start answering those questions—attempting to envision a school of tomorrow with…

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It’s Back to School as Usual, But in Many Questioning Classrooms It’s Not School as Usual

It’s Back to School as Usual, But in Many Questioning Classrooms It’s Not School as Usual

I recently got pinged that writer and mother Michelle Woo had linked to AMoreBeautifulQuestion.com in her Lifehacker.com article “What to Ask Kids Instead of ‘Do You Have Any Questions?’” I was interested to see that in her article she writes, “My kid started kindergarten last week, and while she attends a wonderful school, some of her initial comments have left me a little uneasy. Yesterday, she proudly announced that she earned a “superstar”…

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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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BGSU

BGSU

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s visit to Bowling Green 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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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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