A More Beautiful Question

Introduce a topic with a provocative statement and only allow students to respond with questions.

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An English teach was inspired by the book, "A More Beautiful Question" and she came up with this idea; introduce a statement and allow students only to respond with questions.  Allow them to write their thoughts down without speaking and then share.  Students reviewing their questions can then generate more questions. From that point allow them to search for answers to their questions.  

How does this idea help to spark student curiosity?

As they generate questions it will generate this desire to find possible solutions/answers.

What grade level is this idea most appropriate for?

  • High School (9-12)


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Hey James!! There was a lot of talk around asking questions at NuevaILC!! There is a another post on here (can't find it at the moment), that even talks about limiting the number of questions that can be asked. I wonder if that makes kids even more curious...

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I saw the post you speak of, I spoke with the creator. He shared that it makes the students seek for themselves before asking questions of teacher.