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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}

The issue of “who gets to ask the questions in class” is one that touches on matters of purpose, power, [...]

What is curiosity? A new book provides rich insights

What is curiosity? A new book provides rich insights

Ian Leslie’s fascinating and important new book Curiosity highlights for me the interesting relationship between questioning and curiosity, with the [...]

“Today, we can’t afford to become adults”

“Today, we can’t afford to become adults”

MIT’s Joichi Ito’s thoughts on change, questioning, and childlike wonder [...]

Michelle Obama on friendship, fear of failure, and focusing on learning

Michelle Obama on friendship, fear of failure, and focusing on learning

Michelle Obama’s advice to her younger self offers some good life lessons and even a shout-out to asking questions. [...]

How might questioning tie in with health and fitness?

How might questioning tie in with health and fitness?

I don’t necessarily associate health clubs with questioning—or with innovation, for that matter. But Anytime Fitness enlightened me... [...]

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

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

Deborah Meier on “What if our schools could train students to be better lifelong learners by enabling them to be [...]

What happened when young Woz asked “Why”

What happened when young Woz asked “Why”

Steve Wozniak has lots of stories. But the ones I found most interesting have to do with Wozniak’s curiosity as [...]

What’s really going on when we “have no time” to question?

What’s really going on when we “have no time” to question?

We’re running away from our own thoughts during these “too busy” days. If you’re afraid of the void, here’s why [...]

Here are 5 questions a leader shouldn’t ask

Here are 5 questions a leader shouldn’t ask

In this post, which ran recently on the Harvard Business Review site, I list five questions that, when asked by [...]

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

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

In this short excerpt from AMBQ, I ask leading child psychologists about what’s going on kids’ developing brains and why [...]

Want to change your life? Start with this “small” question

Want to change your life? Start with this “small” question

One question could help you make simple, but meaningful, improvements in your work and life. Interviews with authors A. J. [...]

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

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

William Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep talks about the failure to teach and ask big questions at today’s elite colleges, [...]

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

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

Richard Saul Wurman and Louis C.K. [...]

These three questions can help you tackle any problem

These three questions can help you tackle any problem

Asking the right questions, at the right time, can help you begin to tackle problems and guide you toward a [...]

Tony Wagner on questioning as a survival skill

Tony Wagner on questioning as a survival skill

Today I’m sharing a conversation I had with Harvard education superstar Tony Wagner about the power of inquiry in business [...]

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