Chapter 10. Dealing with Questions and Dishing Out Answers

Tinkering generates questions, and as the facilitator, you’ll be looked to for answers. Relax: you don’t need all the answers, and in fact, it is much more important to have the right approach to dealing with questions than an inventory of all the answers you may be called on to provide.


Questions are the basis of learning. It seems to me extremely difficult to learn something meaningful without having a question about it first.[24] Tinkering is valuable in the learning process precisely because it raises real, relevant questions.

If you’re a teacher like me, more than once you’ve been in a dreary classroom trying to convey some content to your charges and failing magnificently ...

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