Questions for the Week of October 30, 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, "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?"
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:
Possible Student Response Questions (asked by David)