Questioning is one of the most important ways of thinking promoted by modern education and is the best training for people to become smart.
However, when dealing with a child, adults are often accustomed to emphasizing "listening" rather than "questioning" or "criticizing". Childhood is the age of whimsy, and naturally, it is also the age of babbling, which is a God-given right of children. However, some parents often scold their children: "Shut up! I'll know what you're going to say when you open your mouth, so don't talk nonsense!" As a result, children's speech has become a collective aphasia, that is, children do not trust their own eyes and brains, not to mention their own language, blindly following adults and following the clouds. If childish speech is a fertile ground for the birth of genius, collective aphasia is a torture chamber for killing genius.
Many places like to test the intelligence of children, such as a test question that says: "There are five birds in the tree, the hunter killed one, how many birds are left in the tree?" If a child answers that there are none left, he or she is considered to be of normal intelligence.
However, a 6-year-old girl thought about it and answered.
"There are still 3 birds in the tree."
The teacher was stunned and asked.
"How can there be 3 more birds?"
The girl replied.
"The father of the bird was killed, the mother of the bird was scared and flew away, leaving 3 bird dolls that can't fly. So, there are still three birds in the tree."
When this statement was made, the whole audience was surprised. Who could say that this girl's answer was not right? How realistic, how profound, how emotional her answer was!
However, in many so-called standardized exams, such answers are often found to be wrong.
Also, one day, State Chief Inspector Liu Bin visited Beijing Guangming Primary School to study the work and stopped by the fourth grade to listen to a lesson.
A fourth-grade class was having a language class, studying the text "Sparrow". The text "The Sparrow" is the work of the famous Russian writer Turgenev, to wit.
A hunter was walking in the forest with his hunting dog when suddenly a newborn sparrow accidentally fell from its nest in a tree. When the hound saw it, he immediately tried to pounce on it and eat it. In this critical juncture, an old sparrow "hoo" flew down, let out a mournful cry, and use the body to block the small sparrow, and the hounds around. The hound was scared. The hunter saw this scene, the old sparrow suddenly respect, the hound dog away.
How can a small sparrow dare to compete with a hunting dog? Therefore, after reading the text, the teacher asked the students.
"Excuse me, what spirit does the old sparrow's behavior show?"
According to the standard answer: the behavior of the old sparrow shows the great mother's love.
However, a boy raised his hand and said.
"I don't agree with this answer."
The teacher was stunned and asked him why. He replied.
"How do you know that this old sparrow is a mother? The text does not say anywhere that it is a mother sparrow, so how can it show motherly love? Why not fatherly love?"
The class burst into laughter. But the teacher praised the boy and said.
"You are a good independent thinker and have come up with a good insight. We should change the answer to read: This old sparrow's behavior shows great parent-child love."
This teacher's teaching attitude is commendable because encouraging students in this way will help develop their good habits of questioning courageously. Of course, this answer may not be correct, because the old sparrow may not be the father or the mother, but the "courageous" one.
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