Qft Lesson - Curiosity
Developing the Life Principle: CURIOSITY
CURIOSITY – Desire to learn, to explore, to investigate (definition poster) Quote: "Judge a man by his questions, rather than his answers." - - Voltaire Spanish: la curiosidad
- I can choose to show curiosity in my attitudes and actions.
- I can work with others, sharing my talents and supporting their ideas
- I will strive to demonstrate curiosity by seeking knowledge and asking thoughtful questions.
- Break the word into pieces
- Sound out the word
- Find the root word
- Select synonyms that support
Sign Language for ‘Curious': Put right thumb and forefinger together on throat and twist
Describing the Process
- What would curiosity look like, sound like, feel like?
- Use curiosity mind map to describe “curiosity”, using complete sentences to add supporting details.
Introduce the Question Focus
- State topic for questions. QFT – Question Formulation Technique
“Our Question Focus for this lesson is about Curiosity
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.
- Identify open and closed ended questions
- Change questions: select one question to change from open to
closed-ended and one closed question to open-ended. Allow 4-8 minutes.
- State 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.
Discuss Next Steps
- “What are we going to do with these questions?”
(Whole Group Discussion – outcome to align with lesson objectives.) Sample: What behaviors support curiosity?
- Life Application Lessons
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Decision-making Worksheet
- C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Goal Setting Worksheet
- Individual and Group Reflection: Ask a topic related question for learners to reflect upon briefly in writing about what they have learned.
- Self Reflections Writing Stem Poster
- Self Reflection Writing Stems 4x4 – Printable cards - 4 copies per page
- Discuss and report in small or whole group.
Sample: “What does curiosity look like for me/us?” 2018 Great Expectations ®