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Teacher Asked Third-Grade Students A Simple Question And Their Answers Will Break Your Heart


Qmark by the Italian voice Flickr

Qmark by the Italian voice Flickr

Hardly any of us ask enough questions. It’s a skill that takes practice, figuring out what questions are useful and how to word them, how to interpret the answers, how to dig more to get to the good stuff people often hide, how to build trust instead of defensive hostility, and so on. We so often think  we understand what’s going on with other people, yet we’re clueless, deeply clueless, until we bother to try to learn more and convince others to open up. Questions make the difference between fooling yourself that you have empathy, and actually building it. Questions offer the closest thing to mind reading available outside of fiction. Powerful stuff, and free to all!

Here’s a great example, a huge Ask Questions Success Story:

Teacher Asked Third-Grade Students A Simple Question And Their Answers Will Break Your Heart | Bored Panda.

What do you think? I was deeply impressed by the question, the implementation ,and the responses. Tremendous success!

How about you?

About Big Red Carpet Nurse (1750 Articles)
Along with other stuff I enjoy that pays the bills (a plus!), I'm a budding nurse comic. I plan, like fake Opthomologist Rand Paul, to create my own professional organization solely so it will grant me a Doctorate. In my case, the org will be something like the AANC (American Association of Nurse Comics), and it will (trust me on this point) agree to make me the first ever DNC: Doctor of Nurse Comedy. I'll keep you posted!

11 Comments on Teacher Asked Third-Grade Students A Simple Question And Their Answers Will Break Your Heart

  1. Oh my I got goosebumps reading the children’s responses to this very simple, but introspect question. I loved this so much that I’m inspired, and will ask my son what he wishes his teacher knew. Thank you for sharing this it was so amazing to see into these children’s hearts and minds. ❤️

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