Developing the Life Principle: PERSEVERANCE
#1) Life Principle:
PERSEVERANCE - Ability to persist or continue striving to the end
Quote: “The man who removes mountains
begins by carrying away small stones.”
#2) Key ideas:
- We all have the ability to set and reach well-defined personal and learning goals.
- We can decide to take advantage of opportunities to set and complete specific tasks.
- We build our self-confidence, abilities, and successes when we set and complete specific tasks.
#3) Lexicon: Perseverance 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 perseverance look like, sound like, feel like?
- Use web-graphic to describe “perseverance”, 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 Perseverance.”
#6) Produce the Questions:
Materials needed: white paper and markers
Allow about 10 minutes
- Ask as many questions as you can.
- Change any statements into questions.
- Write down every question as it is stated.
- Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer the questions.
#7) Improve questions:
- Identify open and closed ended questions
- 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 the need for applying perseverance toward reaching a goal.
#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 perseverance in working towards a goal look like?”