When kids are little, they ask what often seems like a thousand questions each day. But that curiosity and ability to question doesn't always stick with them as advance through the education system, according to questionweek.com.
Inventor Albert Einstein's birthday on Monday, March 14, prompted author Warren Berger and a number of other question-oriented organizations to launch Question Week, held March 13-19. Einstein became well-known for his curiosity and ability to keep asking the right questions, as seen in these quotes on A More Beautiful Question's website:
"If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes," Einstein said.
"It's not that I'm so smart," Einstein said. "But I stay with the questions much longer."
Question Week celebrates the power of a question, and organizers shared exercises for teachers and students to improve their questioning abilities.