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No Parroting Allowed!

Learning Emergence by Asking Questions



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"Being Needy"

Questions for the Week of October 30, 2006



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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, "Being Needy." 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?"

"Being Needy"

Teacher's Questions (asked by Austin)

Opening Comments: I recently had a very profound emergence that makes almost no sense to me at all. However, I can see that it has positively affected my personality in a fundamental way ranging from my creative work, my willingness to learn, and my personal and intimate life. My questions are:

  • Why do I feel such a compulsion to "do" things anytime that I begin to experience a need?
  • How does my inability to personally experience my needs block so much of my visual, creative, and personal life?
  • How is it that when I connected with Steve while I was being needy, that I began to heal my blocks in and around taking credit for the work I do, as well as giving other people credit for their work?
  • How does my need to be right block my ability to learn?

Possible Student Response Questions (asked by David)

  • Is it difficult for all human beings to stay conscious while in a needy place?
  • Don't we all try to do something or say something to relieve that needy feeling?
  • Do I personally ignore my needs to find relief from that place of need?
  • Is the compulsion to do something a direct route to layer one or two, instead of in he other direction?
  • Did an emergence take place because you were connected with someone?
  • Did this connection with Steve prevent you from going to the outer layers?
  • Can having Blocks in some areas of life make some adults behave or appear childlike?
  • Do ones have an easier time taking credit for accomplishments than the other character types?
  • If so can we non ones learn to be more one like in this way?
  • Is overconfidence or under confidence a result of injury?

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