- When’s your baby due?
- How old are you?
- You paid THAT MUCH for THAT?
Some questions aren’t really questions:
- Are you really going to wear that?
- Did you mean for your hair to look like that?
- Were you ever going to pick up your socks?
and some questions are DESIGNED to get under your skin:
- What are we supposed to do?
- Did we do anything yesterday?
But, as many educators know, questioning is something that opens important thought processes and can lead to deeper learning. This post from the Harvard Education Letter discusses the merits of getting students to ask their own questions, and how inquiry can be a fantastic springboard to better understanding.
What do you think? (Get it? I was asking you a question!)