ADVENTURE INTO CURIOSITY
Here at TomTod everything we do starts with a simple question: “What if?”. Our days are saturated with curiosity as we ask this question to middle school students, community leaders, and everyone in between. (BTW, we think there’s a lot of overlap between those two groups!)
So, let us ask you: How can you usurp your go-to boredom busters for today and follow your curiosity? How can you use this unusual break to make today the best day ever?
What if you ____________________? (Fill in the blank and share your ideas with us!)
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BIG QUESTION OF THE DAY
Why is curiosity a good starting place for solving problems?
How can you turn your curiosity into a new idea?
MOMENT OF JOY
Curious to hear music like you have never heard before?
Watch + Learn
“What if” questions can lead to amazing things. This Italian man asked “What if… I created a hand-made amusement park” (2:06)…and it is amazing! Want more curious videos from around the world? Dive into the Great Big Story.
What if… you turned trash into treasure? Try it out! Take things in your house that are getting recycled or thrown out and create something else out of it!
Watch & Learn
On March 18, 2016, 1,000 high school students from Cleveland and northeast Ohio were invited to SOLE around the issues of community engagement and safety in the 21st Century. This is a great example of giving students voice and choice to create ideas that help their own community. Use StartSOLE’s online tools to plan a SOLE with your students.
Online Learning Toolkit
Tool of the Week: Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) – A SOLE is straight forward, educationally rigorous, and works with every subject. This is a powerful and simple way to add project-based learning to your online classroom. Empower your students to learn, collaborate, and think critically. Families: SOLEs are also great for self-guided learning at home! Here’s how: TomTod’s guide to online SOLE
Launch a SOLE with your students. Use the Big Question of the Day with TomTod’s online SOLE Template. Just ask your students: “Why is perseverance an important quality? How could you apply grit to your life today?”
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Thank you and Adventure on!
– The TomTod Team