Monday, September 28, 2009

On September 28

On this day in ...

... 2009 (today), is marked, at least among some in the United States, Ask a Stupid Question Day. It's said that this holiday dates to the 1980s:
[T]here was a movement by teachers to try to get kids to ask more questions in the classroom. Kids sometimes hold back, fearing their question is stupid, and asking it will result in ridicule.

This day, then, is dedicated to remind students, and all of us, early in the school year, that there are no stupid questions. Or perhaps better said:

[N]o question is too stupid to ask.

It is the search for answers that results in learning.

(Prior September 28 posts are here and here.)

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