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“Many great innovators asked better questions than everyone else…”

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How to innovate right now is a post by Scott Berkun. One section of it discusses innovators like Isaac Newton and Leonardo da Vinci, and how asking the right questions were critical to their success:

Here’s an excerpt:

Many great innovators asked better questions than everyone else, and that’s part of why they were successful. It wasn’t genius, whatever that means, special top-secret brain exercises they did every morning, or even how much money they had. It was through the dedicated pursuit of answers to simple questions that they found ideas already in the world that might be of use.

I’ve previously posted (Why Is It Important For Students To Learn About Bloom’s Taxonomy?) some new elements I’m adding to the lesson on Bloom’s Taxonomy that I’ve shared in my most recent book.

I’m going to incorporate Mr. Berkun’s points into this lesson now, too. It’s just one more reason for students to become more skilled at asking good questions.

I’ll also be adding this post to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.

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