(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) According to Tom Monahan, 180-degree thinking is thinking wrong. For example, in his workshop he encourages participants to come up with ideas for things that don't work; an oven that can't cook, a car that doesn't move. Even though it might sound crazy, when you actually … Continue reading 180 Degree Thinking
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) With failing forward, the trick is to go from one failure to another, with no loss of enthusiasm. You must be thinking, how can someone learn to perform the trick of "failing enthusiastically"? Anytime you are experimenting and things don't go as planned, instead of looking … Continue reading How To Fail Forward
I was reading Exodus last night before I went to bed. I came across a verse that really stuck out to me. ( Deuteronomy 19:15 to 21) It really made sense to me and it was easy to see its presence in todays world. Hence, why the bible even talks about not sparing the rod … Continue reading No Punishment = No Fear of God
*information obtained from " A More Beautiful Question" by Warren Berger Deborah Meier says, instead of just pushing information at kids, schools need to teach them how to make sense of what they are being told; so they will know what to make of it and what to do with it. Every schools need to … Continue reading Five Learning Skills
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) Deja Vu | is the feeling that one has lived through the present situation before. This is a French phrase that translates literally as "already seen". Vuja De | is when you look at something familiar and suddenly see it fresh, like you never saw it before. … Continue reading A case of ” Vuja De’
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) The term stepping back is often used when we talk about questioning; step back and ask why, step back and reconsider, and so forth. But what are we stepping back from? When stepping back we need to distance ourselves from our assumptions and expertise; you have … Continue reading Stepping back helps us move forward
*information obtained from " A More Beautiful Question" by Warren Berger If you're in a situation when you feel pressured to look a certain way; which could be categorized as fear, then that would cause you to lose your curiosity because you are in fear of being different. You are in fear of standing out … Continue reading Fear is the enemy of Curiosity
*information obtained from " A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger" Here are the steps required to help you ask more powerful Why Questions Step back. (changing your perception | looking at things differently or with new eyesNotice what others miss. | what problems didn't the solution solve?Challenge assumptions including your own Gain a deeper … Continue reading How to ask powerful Why questions?
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) I took two paragraphs from the book; word from word. PG. 43 When we start teaching too much, too soon, says Gopnik, we're inadvertently cutting off paths of inquiry and exploration that kids might otherwise pursue on their own. As Gopnik puts it, Children are the … Continue reading Dangers of structured and early-childhood programs
(*information obtained from the book “A More Beautiful Question”) " How frustrating it can be on the receiving end of kids' questions. The adult, in this case, becomes exasperated, insecure, aware of his own ignorance, and reminded of his insignificance - all because of that word why" Questions are disliked in the world for multiple … Continue reading Questions makes us aware of Ignorance.