Questions for the Week of September 25, 2006
When asked, "how do you best learn?" most people usually respond with either a technique, like, "in a classroom," or by naming their favorite sense, like, "I learn best visually." Unfortunately, this implies most people define "learning" as the ability to parrot the correct answer.
What is wrong with this? We believe that "parroting the correct answer" creates parrots, not students; dullards, not Einsteins. So how can we create more Einsteins? By asking questions which are intended to provoke the student's own questions. More important, we see this as the best way with which to reawaken in students the love of learning.
This week's topic is, "Appreciating Music." Would you like to actually learn more about this topic? You can, simply by reading the teacher's questions and then, by asking yourself, "what questions did these words just provoke in me?"
Teacher's Questions (asked by Gary)
Possible Student Response Questions (asked by Colleen)
Dear Gary, Thanks for your questions. Here are some more questions for you. Love, Colleen
 I've met several musicians who are very sensitive to sounds and can't bear to have faint background noises or even background music going on at the same time as a conversation. When they are listening to an album ,that's all they are doing, no cleaning or opening mail etc. What makes these people different from people like me who do other things while listening to music?
 Am I missing out on something by not giving the music my full attention?
 I don't "see" music. Do I have a block?