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QBQ Workshop

  1. 1. QBQ! THE QUESTION BEHIND THE QUESTION
  2. 2. Objectives: <ul><li>Demonstrate how QBQ applies to your role as a professional educator and influences student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Expand our French Creek Professional Learning Community. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice personal accountability. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Have you ever asked yourself… How can I contribute? What can I do to solve the problem? What can I do to develop myself? When is somebody going to train me? Why is this happening to me? Why do they make it so difficult for me to do my job? How can I do my job better today?
  4. 4. Consider these scenarios... <ul><ul><li>You ’re looking for some coffee in a gas station convenience store, but the carafe is empty, so you say to the person behind the counter, “Pardon me, there’s no coffee in the pot.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Turn and Talk”…What would you expect the response to be? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Consider these scenarios... <ul><li>The response you receive… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Don’t ask me, coffee is her department!” </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Consider these scenarios... <ul><li>On a cross-country flight, the flight attendant gets on the intercom and says, “Sorry everyone, but the movie we promised you will not be shown today.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Turn and Talk…What would you expect to hear next? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Consider these scenarios... <ul><li>The response… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Catering put the wrong movie on board.” </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What Ever Happened to Personal Accountability? <ul><li>The Question Behind The Question is a tool that has been developed and refined over the years that helps individuals practice personal accountability by asking better questions. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Incorrect Questions…(IQ ’s) <ul><li>Incorrect questions are the complete opposite of personal accountability. In each one, the implication is that someone or someone else is responsible for the problem or situation. </li></ul>
  10. 10. QBQ <ul><li>One of the guiding principles of the QBQ is “The answers are in the questions, which speaks the same truth: If we ask a better question, we get a better answer? </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Avoid those Incorrect Questions…(IQ ’s) <ul><li>Begin questions with “ What ” or “ How ” ( not “ Why ” , “ When, ” or “ Who ” ). </li></ul><ul><li>Contain an “ I ” ( not “ they, ” “ them, ” , “ we, ” or “ you ” . </li></ul><ul><li>QBQs focus on action. </li></ul>
  12. 12. IQs vs. QBQs <ul><li>Correct Questions… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I contribute? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can I serve my students better today? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can I do to solve the problem? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What can I do to develop myself? </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Making Connections <ul><li>In what ways does QBQ relate to your position as a professional? </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways can you model QBQ and directly affect student achievement? </li></ul>

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