One of my favourite podcasts right now is NPR's Hidden Brain
. This week, I listened to the 100th Anniversary Podcast,
live with brilliant Nobel Prize Recipient Dr. Daniel Kahneman
(Author of Thinking: Fast and Slow
In the podcast, we learn about the role of luck
in our lives, which is enhanced through our connections with others
. We are reminded that people are very complicated, and that we can learn much through the use of simple questions.
As educators, where do questions fit into our work? Are we encouraged to ask questions? Do we invite questions? Do we teach the construction of good questions? How can questions
contribute to the creating of "Thinking Classrooms
Dr. Kahneman helps us consider the problems our brains are, and are not, equipped to deal with. Since evidence does not change minds, how might we better approach long-term adaptive challenges? As reflective educators, this podcast is a wonderful opportunity to explore his research quickly and consider how it might change our thinking about the structures we take for granted in schools.