- 30 minutes
- Social and Emotional Skills
2Schedule 03/01/21 08:00 AM FV Interviews The Foundational Values are YE’s eight timeless principles contributing to the entrepreneurial, opportunity-focused mindset of lifelong learners. Values are the very principles that guide our behavior, and we believe our Foundational Values will help guide students to success in both business and in life. You will begin to see the https://teacheverywhere.org/activity/fv-interviews/Print
The Foundational Values are YE’s eight timeless principles contributing to the entrepreneurial, opportunity-focused mindset of lifelong learners. Values are the very principles that guide our behavior, and we believe our Foundational Values will help guide students to success in both business and in life. You will begin to see the presence, or lack of, the eight Foundational Values (FVs) in student behaviors on a daily basis. While students are learning remotely, they will likely be spending a larger amount of time with their family. This is a great opportunity for students to share with their family members the importance of the FVs, what the FVs mean to them, and gain insight into their family members’ thoughts.
Values are the very principles that guide our behavior, and YE believes our Foundational Values will help guide you to success in both business and in life. While you are learning remotely, you will likely be spending a larger amount of time with your family. This is a great opportunity for you to share with your family members the importance of the FVs, what the FVs mean to them, and gain insight into your family members’ thoughts.
Social and Emotional Skills
1. In this activity, students are challenged to initiate a dialogue with a family member, neighbor, or peer and ask questions related to YE’s Foundational Values. They are practicing making eye contact, active listening, and responding with verbal and non-verbal cues. These are all elements of “Relationship-building”, “Social Engagement”, and “Communication” which make up the core competency “Relationship Skills.”
2. In this activity, the core competency “Self-Awareness” is deeply connected to the debriefing. Students are asked to reflect on the challenge(s) they encountered as well as consider why it is important to have face-to-face conversations instead of just text messaging or e-mailing. By considering these questions, the student may “Identify Emotions” like embarrassment, frustration, happiness, etc. By reflecting on Foundational Values, students are recognizing how values influence thoughts and behaviors and thus impact how they perceive themselves and others.
- Determine how you will share the activity with your students.
- Review the Student Worksheet and modify it as needed.
- Alternative: Ask students to share what they learned from their interview in a more visual way (Prezi, short film or animation, etc.).
- Consider adding to the instructions any parameters around student writing expectations (grammar mechanics, number of sentences, etc.).
- Determine if you need to share access to the Foundational Values and their definitions. A resource you could share with students is The Codec.
- Decide if you would like students to respond to any of the debrief questions after they complete their interview and how they would do so.
- Post the activity to your classroom platform for students to access and complete.
- Share the Student Worksheet with students and introduce the activity.
- Instruct students to select a family member to interview using the questions provided. Students should record the responses.
- NOTE: It is important that students realize an interview is a conversation. They should not ask a family member to simply fill out the worksheet for them. An active dialogue is where great learning and connection takes place.
- Students can share the results of their interview with you once completed.
Students can complete the debrief on paper by answering the following questions or be put into groups via Zoom to discuss their learnings.
- What challenge(s) did you encounter while interviewing your family member?
- How does interviewing someone demonstrate the Foundational Value of Knowledge?
- What Foundational Values did you practice during this activity?
- How do a set of values that you believe in impact the way you live your life?
- In a world of technology, why is it important that we have face-to-face conversations rather than only through text? What can you learn about someone from an in-person interview?
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