What’s Your CQ?1. I ask questions in class.2. My questions are simple and easy.3. I feel comfortable asking difficult questions or leaving questions I ask unanswered.4. I can identify curious people.5. I believe curiosity is important
Genius QuestionsWhat if…? Is ______ the reason for…?I wonder why…? Can…?If…? Would you rather…?What is it that…? What would it take to…?When is it…? Why is it that…?Who could…? How is ____ like _____? Is it possible to…? If I ______, could_____?When is…? Does it matter if…? What could happen if…? How can…?If it were possible…? Is it right to…?Are there…? I wonder when…?Why is…? I’m wondering if…?How…? How could it…?Where did…? Why are…? Do you…? What is your opinion about…?
What happens when a teachershows students pictures of acountry halfway around the worlddestroyed by anearthquake and tsunami? THEY FIND A WAY TO HELP 35
• March 14: I showed my students the before and after pictures of Sendai, Japan• March 15: THEY brainstormed a list of ways to help• March 16: THEY wrote a letter asking the principal to start a change drive; THEY made a video saying why they wanted to help Japan; THEY blogged why they wanted to help Japan 36
• March 28: Change Japan video was put on school announcements and on school homepage THEY labeled the containers THEY distributed the containers and presented the information about the Change Japan Change Drive 42