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Teaching That Changes Lives by Marilee G. Adams

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CHAPTER 7QUESTIONS OUT OF THE BOX

If we would have new knowledge we must geta whole world of new questions.

Susanne K. Langer

One afternoon, after our students had left for the day, I remembered a special teaching aid Sophie had used in the sixth grade class. She had called it her Question Box, or QB. It started with a simple cardboard box decorated with colorful paper, with a slot on top like a small ballot box. She’d placed a bright yellow label on the top that said All Questions Welcome. With this simple box Sophie taught us so much about mindsets and how they affect virtually everything in our lives. As I shared this memory with Carmen, more and more details came back to mind, giving me new appreciation for what Sophie had taught us about ...

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