The Beauty in Imbalance – The 55 Minute Question – S2E3

By Cameron Jones

The 55 Minute Question is a show inspired by questions, and the thinking that follows them. It is a show that is loosely inspired by a quote attributed to Einstein: that to solve a problem, spend 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, and the remaining 5 minutes on the solution. The 55 Minute Question is a show that believes what education needs now, more than ever, is big ideas and a space to try them on. Because as Chris Phillips writes in Socrates Cafe, and Gord Downie sang, “life is not a dress rehearsal.” This is our life.

Stephen and Cameron discuss the idea of imbalance, and wonder if a spotlight on ourselves as works in progress might attune us to the infinite mindset so essential to lifelong learning. We ask how reframing our observations about development, and possibility in children, not as gaps, or loss, but as the innate imbalance of life might shift how we understand learning for all.