Purpose

The Essential Question

  • What is the purpose of school?

Other Discussion QUESTIONS

  • What strikes you as noteworthy about this video?

  • Do our students come to school to learn, or just to get good grades? How do we know? How aligned are these goals?

  • Do our students approach their schoolwork with a sense of purpose?

  • Does community service in our school help students develop a sense of purpose? Do students create initiatives, or choose from options defined by adults?  Are their efforts driven by intrinsic motivation, or mandatory?   Is community service used as punishment? What message do we send to our students with our community service program?

  • What micro-innovations could we use to help students develop a stronger sense of purpose?

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