Good Afternoon Tigers’ Den!
When I came across the article below, I couldn’t help but smile. So often to I find myself in a similar situation, asking our scholars what I think is a seemingly open ended question, only to receive a short and closed answer.
How was your morning? ….Fine.
Did you have a nice weekend?… Yes.
Every day for the morning announcements, I end with challenging our scholars to grow their brains that day, and ask an awesome question.
Well, I think we could all work to do that a bit more… me included!
One of my favorite questions that I ask my family after a school day is: How did you contribute positively today to someone you interacted with? (The answers range from helping someone carry something, to following behavior expectations and setting an example, to asking for clarity in class, supporting anyone else who was unclear or unsure…)
We are also big proponents of “Rose and Thorn” talks in the car. What was the rose of your day? (the positive) and What was the thorn? (the challenge, or struggle with which you were faced). This dialogue forces us to see and recognize that in each day there is a challenge of varying degrees that we face, but we are not able to focus on those alone, as despite the thorns, there is also rose.
Lets get asking and keep on talking!