QFT Lesson – Honesty

Qft Lesson - Honesty


#1) Life Principle

Life Principle:

Honesty – Truthfulness 

Quote: Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine honor, I lose myself.

-William Shakespeare

Spanish: la honradez 

#2) Key Ideas

  • We all have the choice to be honest. 
  • We can choose to act honestly towards others and ourselves. Choices  
  • We build a reputation of honesty by telling the truth.
  • We build trusting relationships by acting honestly.

#3) Lexicon

 Elementary MS/HS 


Oxford Spanish Dictionary 


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

 Sign Language for Honesty : 

Slide the fingertips of ‘H’ hand forward on left palm.

#4) Describing the Process

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

#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 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 honesty? 

Honesty Life Application Lessons

#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. 
Examples: “What does honesty look like for us?”
 "What are some consequences when you are not honest?"