How to make kids’ brains hurt,
One of my favourite ideas from this morning has been the idea of making our brains work by posing unanswerable questions – or thunks.
There’s a whole website of them here but here are a few we’ve considered this morning.
What colour is Tuesday?
What is a tree? Is it less of a tree in winter when it has no leaves?
Is a broken down car parked?
Where do thoughts come from?
What is a third of love?
Is there more future or past?
I love this kind of activity that has no right or wrong answer, and makes you explain and justify your thinking. Needs a bit of practice to get it going but well worth the effort. One of the teachers with whom I work starts each day with a question like this – last week they considered ‘what can’t you doing sitting down?’
Provoked a great discussion!
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