Beautiful Questions in the Classroom

  • Title:Beautiful Questions in the Classroom: Transforming Classrooms Into Cultures of Curiosity and Inquiry
  • Author:Warren Berger, Elise Foster
  • Publication Date:April 2020
  • Grade Level:K-12
  • ISBN:9781544365466
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Why does engagement plummet as learners advance in school? Why does the stream of questions from curious toddlers slow to a trickle as they become teenagers? Most importantly, what can teachers and schools do to reverse this trend? Beautiful Questions in the Classroom has the answers. This inspirational book from Warren Berger and Elise Foster will help educators transform their classrooms into cultures of curiosity. The book explores the importance of questioning and how inquiry leads to learning, innovation, and personal growth.

Readers will find:

  • Strategies to inspire bigger, more beautiful student questions
  • Techniques to help educators ask more beautiful questions
  • Real-world examples, case studies, practical ideas, and question stems
  • Videos showing strategies at work

Great teachers help students to ask bigger, more beautiful questions. This book will prepare and inspire educators to develop a powerful teaching approach that creates a classroom full of student driven inquiry.


Author Bio

Elise Foster, an engineer turned author, writes about cultivating curiosity in practical and useful ways. Her writing aims to invite leaders to lean into curiosity, while harnessing at least two other uniquely human gifts that can interrupt our ability to lead well. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership within education systems.

Warren Berger has studied hundreds of the world’s foremost innovators, entrepreneurs, and creative thinkers to learn how they ask questions, generate original ideas, and solve problems. He is the author or co-author of twelve books. His writing appears in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Psychology Today, and The New York Times.

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