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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 that causes them to ask hundreds of questions a day—up until about age five.

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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?

Thoughts on kids and questioning from TED Conference founder and thought leader Richard Saul Wurman

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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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Why do we want kids to “sit still” in class?

Why do we want kids to “sit still” in class?

New research says that’s just not a good way to learn.

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FYE

FYE

7 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation 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 […]

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Praise

Praise

Praise for BEAUTIFUL QUESTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM (Corwin, April 2020), by Warren Berger and Elise Foster

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Classroom book

Classroom book

Help students discover the art of asking bigger, more beautiful questions Why does engagement plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to a trickle as they become teenagers? Most importantly, what can teachers and schools do to reverse this trend? Beautiful Questions in the Classroom: Transforming […]

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AACE

AACE

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation for AACE attendees 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 […]

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Amgen

Amgen

9 “takeaways” from Warren Berger’s presentation for Amgen 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 […]

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