We have all tried to teach students to make connections between things that have obvious connections. But what about between things that don’t have obvious connections?
In his book Brain Rules, expert John Medina talks about a six-year study of more than 3,000 innovative company executives published in 2009. One of the biggest common factors among these entrepreneurs was an ability to see connections among things that others did not see. They did this by constantly asking questions, especially, “What if?”
Take two things that are completely different and ask your students to make connections between them. What they say will likely impress you! 🙂