My son, a high school senior, shared that Simon Sinek, leadership expert and author of Start with Why, will be presenting a talk today at assembly. First thought, I wish I could go. Second thought, let my fingers do the walking so I go to www.startwithwhy.com and got hit with “Imagine a world where people wake up inspired to go to work”… would love this to say
“Imagine a world where students and teachers wake up inspired to go to school”.
This is why (haha!) I have a talk called “When Are We Ever Going to Use This Math?” to answer this question of “Why?” although upon deeper reflection, maybe I have been answering the wrong question. So what could the question be? Here are some ideas:
Why does every country have their students study Math?
Why study Math?
Why do people think people who study STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) are smart?
Why do people who study STEM usually make more money?
Please comment to add your own Why questions that will inspire and motivate students…thanks!