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Encouraging student questioning

Encouraging student questioning

Expanding my original Edutopia story by offering up some of the insights and ideas from educators that couldn’t fit in the Edutopia piece—but that are well worth sharing.

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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 better questioners?“

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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 a boy. When he would ask his engineer father questions, the answers changed Wozniak’s world. Whose world have you changed lately?

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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?

Richard Saul Wurman and Louis C.K.

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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 and in education.

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

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

A great Google video about nurturing 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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Preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill

Preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill

If we want kids to question more, then we may need to find ways to make the act of questioning both “safe” and “cool.”

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How can we teach kids to question?

How can we teach kids to question?

The Right Question Institute has found that it is indeed possible to teach kids to be better questioners—and, thus, better thinkers. How? Read on….

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Why do kids’ questions fall off a cliff?

Why do kids’ questions fall off a cliff?

Author Daniel Pink comments on the alarming trend of students’ engagement dropping dramatically over the years.

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“Neoteny”: How can we release the 5-year-old questioner inside all of us?

“Neoteny”: How can we release the 5-year-old questioner inside all of us?

LinkedIn’s Jeff Weiner and Albert Einstein

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