I like to begin class with a Q/A. A Q/A is a question or an idea to be explored. Here is an example:
Q/A: What is AN IDEAL?
An ideal is a principle, idea, or standard that is HIGH, very good and worth trying to achieve. It is something to aspire to because it’s elevated. It is also measurable. In other words, you know at all times where you are in relationship to the ideal
Here is an example of an ideal, The Cowboy Code
Below puts this code in context to a time and a place.
*the historic code of the West was unwritten, cowboys, trappers, hunters and others in the U.S. frontier knew it was about maintaining honesty, integrity and courage in a wide-open region where the affect of government barely reach and laws were not always enforced. It was the one civilizing influence that could be relied upon.
Q/A: Can you think of another example of an IDEAL?
I like to begin each class with what I call Q/A. I use it for: