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Teaching kids to design questions – one piece at a time

Teaching kids to design questions – one piece at a time
Logan loves to touch everything. He asks lots of questions and I love it… even when I can’t answer the questions. Why is the sky blue? How does a dog breathe? What makes time pass? Kids ask questions every day to make sense of how things work and what things are. This is probably why we take for granted that they know how to ask complex questions about their own learning. Although curiosity has driven their questioning since they could talk, by the time children get to high school, that interest is deeply diminished because of a system that has beat the curiosity out them. Days full of bells and constraining structures with seemingly irrelevant rules and arbitrary information force fed to them on a compulsory basis defeating the will to question anything. We have to reintroduce the spark – and put the questioning power back into the hands of the students in our classrooms. We need to let go of the control and invite students to take ownership of the line of questioning in the class.

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