Developing the Life Principle:  INTEGRITY

#1) Life Principle:

INTEGRITY– Acting according to a sense of right and wrong

Quote: Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”  - C. S. Lewis

#2) Key ideas:

  • We all have the ability to act according to clear expectations.
  • We can decide to take advantage of opportunities to act according to clear expectations.
  • We build our self-confidence and interpersonal relationships when we act according to clear expectations.

#3) Lexicon: Integrity    Elementary     MS/HS

  • Break the word into pieces
  • Sound out the word
  • Find the root word
  • Select synonyms that support

#4) Describing the process:

  • What would integrity look like, sound like, feel like?
  • Use web-graphic to describe “integrity”, and using complete sentences add supporting details.

#5) Introduce the Question Focus: State topic for questions.  QFT – Question Formulation Technique

“Our Question Focus for this lesson is about Integrity.

#6) Produce the Questions:                           
Materials needed: white paper and markers        
Allow about 10 minutes

  1. Ask as many questions as you can.
  2. Change any statements into questions.
  3. Write down every question as it is stated.

Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.

#7) Improve questions:  

  1. Identify open and closed ended questions
  2. Change questions: select one question to change from open to closed-ended and one closed questions to open-ended.

Allow 4-8 minutes.

#8) Prioritize questions:                                     
State the lesson plan criteria/guidelines, and ask learners to identify 2-3 questions they think are most important.     
Allow 10-20 minutes

Group Share Out: Have each group share their rationale for choosing priority questions.            
Allow about 10 minutes.

#9) Discuss Next Steps:                                         
“What are we going to do with these questions?” (Whole Group Discussion – outcome to align with lesson objectives.)

Sample:  Discuss how integrity applies to real-life situations.

#10) Reflect: Individual and Group Reflection:
Ask a topic related question for learners to reflect upon briefly in writing about what they have learned.

Discuss and report in small or whole group.
Sample: “What will integrity look like for us?”