“Name the Tudors we’ve been discussing,” I asked S., my hand hovering over the white board to record the names she gave me.
Quickly she responded with, “Henry VIII, Mary, Elizabeth, Edward.”
“Great!” I said. “Now put them in order.”
I started to correct her, then realized that she had named Henry’s three children in order…by age.
“Ah,” I said. “Put them in order of their reigns.”
She chuckled and said “Edward, Mary, and Elizabeth.” Right again, and a great reminder to me that specificity can be important when asking questions.