QFT Lesson – Friendship
Qft Lesson - Friendship
Developing the Life Principle: FRIENDSHIP
#1) Life Principle
FRIENDSHIP– Caring for and trusting others
Quote: “Never above you.
Never below you.
Always beside you.”
Spanish: la amistad
#2) Key Ideas
- We all have the ability to build caring and trusting friendships.
- We can decide to take the risk to build friendships in our learning environment. (Choices Materials)
- We build self-confidence and empathy by showing others we are caring and trustworthy.
Friendship Elementary MS/HS
- Break the word into pieces
- Sound out the word
- Find the root word
- Select synonyms that support
Sign Language for Friend:
Using your index fingers, first hook right over left and then left over right.
#4) Describing the Process
- What would friendship look like, sound like, feel like?
- Use web-graphic to describe “friendship”, 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 Friendship.
#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 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: What behaviors support friendship?
- Friendship Life Application Lessons
- Friendship Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Worksheet Example
- Friendship Goal-setting C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Example
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 does friendship look like for us?”