Yesterday at Girls on the Run, the lesson was about making friends. I love this lesson; it gets girls talking to other teammates who they might not typically talk to as they run their laps.
During the warm-up, the girls wrote two open-ended questions on index cards that they can use to spark conversation with another girl. As they ran, they grabbed a new index card each lap and started a conversation with a different girl. The conversations that ensued were so fun to hear. I found myself learning surprising and fascinating information about many different girls.
It reminded me that the questions we ask those around us matter. The questions we ask either show that we care or they communicate a “let’s-get-on-with-it” attitude. The questions we ask give a window into our attitudes and perspectives at that moment. From the lesson, I took away a few thought-provoking questions to spark conversation with students or adults.
- If you could have any super-power in the world, what would you choose and why?
- What do you do to relax?
- What makes you unique?
- If you could travel anywhere in the universe, where would you go and why?
- What makes you joyous?
- What is your dream job and why?
These were just a few of the questions…the girls’ homework was to try a few outside of Girls on the Run.
I’m going to take on the challenge as well!