For the first couple of chapters of Warren Berger’s wonderful book A More Beautiful Question, I was selfishly angry and jealous. So much of his writing seemed straight out of my own mind and thought process, starting nearly three decades ago; why had I not written this book myself? Why did I not have the courage of my beliefs and follow them then, rather than take the career paths I have? So much of this book has been relevant for a long time…and I always hoped to be part of that discussion.
And then I got over myself and just enjoyed the read, so much so that I got to the end and found I had bookmarked so many passages that the job of summarizing it for my blog readers seemed too large to tackle. Wrongly, I set it aside for later. Now, thanks to Alyssa Gallagher, I am bailed out! Last night on the weekly #DTK12chat, Alyssa posted this wonderful doodle, her notes on the book, and it is a more elegant summary than what I might have written. Thanks, Alyssa, and thanks to Warren; the book is a great read for all educators who know, or should know, the timeless truth that learning is based on the questions we ask, not the answers that are expected.