It’s The Questions that are Hard

“Answers are easy. It’s asking the right questions which is hard.” – The Fourth Doctor, as written by Chris Boucher

This is something I try to teach my students. It’s not the answers that count.  It’s learning to ask the right question which is the key to gaining knowledge.

It takes practice, and I don’t really know how to help people find the right question. My staple instruction is “go deeper” or “take it further.”  Add a “what if”.

But I do know we have to keep working at finding the right question. And usually, we know when we find it.

Cryptic? Yes. But isn’t most truth?



About maggiec

Educator, writer, world traveler, bibliophile, theater devotee, cat lover, mother of an actor, adopted auntie to hundreds. Spreading love (and literacy), one day at a time.
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