Why you should not answer student’s questions Why did I take this photo? You turn peoples’ brains off when you answer their questions. When you challenge them to articulate their own answer, you actually teach. Insight: People love to discover important things themselves. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.