QFT Lesson – Effort
Qft Lesson - Effort
Effort - Doing one's best in an endeavor.
#1) Life Principle
Effort_definition_poster.pdf -Having or showing behavior that is respectful and considerate of other people
Quote: “If better is possible, then good is not enough. Well done is better than well said.”
- Benjamin Franklin
Spanish: el esfuerzo
#2) Key Ideas
- We all have the ability to exhibit effort.
- We choose how much effort we expend in every endeavor. (Choice Materials)
- We build self-confidence and success by showing effort in all we do.
- We become known for how much positive effort we expend on a task.
- Break the word into pieces
- Sound out the word
- Find the root word
- Select synonyms that support
Move both hands in a palm-out ‘E’ position down and forward in a slight arc.
#4) Describing the Process
- What would effort look like, sound like, feel like?
- Use web-graphic to describe “effort”, 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 Effort.
#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 effort?
- Effort Life Application Lessons
- Effort Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Worksheet Example
- Effort Goal-setting C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Example Elem MS/HS
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 effort look like for us?”