Developing the Life Principle:  SERVICE

#1) Life Principle:

SERVICE -  giving of one’s time and energies to help others

Quote: “I am only one.  I cannot do everything, but I can still do something.” - Edward Everett Hale

#2) Key ideas:

  • We all have the ability to help others.
  • We can decide to take advantage of opportunities to help others.
  • We build our self-confidence and empathy by helping others.

#4) Describing the process:

  • What would service look like, sound like, feel like?
  • Use web-graphic to describe “Service”, 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 Service.

#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.
  4. 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:  Plan a class or individual service project. 

#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 service look like for us?”