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The Rubik’s Cube: A question waiting to be answered

The Rubik’s Cube: A question waiting to be answered

Google recently released a great short video (see below) about the value of curiosity and questioning, partly in honor of Budapest-based educator Erno Rubik on the 40th anniversary of his Rubik’s Cube (created by him in 1974; released to the public in the 1980s), but also a call to nurture the next generation of “scientists, engineers, artists, designers, inventors, or something no one’s ever been before… but you can bet we’re going to need.”…

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Cate

Cate

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation for Cate School 1. Encourage questioning in the classroom. The Edutopia.org post “5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners” looks at 5 simple ways to encourage student questioning. » Bonus read: See the follow-up post “Encouraging Student Questioning” with more tips from teachers. 2. Be on the lookout for mysteries and inconsistencies. Good questioners look for things that don’t make…

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Takeaways

Takeaways

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s recent presentation 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 Lean…

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Citi

Citi

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at Citi Learning Series 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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UofSC

UofSC

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger 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 Lean Enterprise Institute,…

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PwC

PwC

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at PricewaterhouseCoopers 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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MGM

MGM

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at MGM 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 Lean…

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Columbus

Columbus

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at the Columbus Museum of Art 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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Are we turning our future leaders into ‘excellent sheep?’

Are we turning our future leaders into ‘excellent sheep?’

In August 2014, the distinguished author, essayist, and professor William Deresiewicz released his book Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life . The book makes a strong (and troubling) case that our university system—and the Ivy League schools, in particular—is failing to prepare our best and brightest to be the imaginative, resourceful leaders we’ll need in the years ahead. And one of the…

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CCC

CCC

8 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation at CCC 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 Lean…

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