What would I do differently as a parent and a teacher? Wonder Wednesdays would be the theme mid-week. As a teacher, I had a Q-chart up in my class, but I have to say if Wednesdays were devoted to asking questions throughout the day actively using the Q-chart, I believe that simple routine would have built more awareness and skill. At home, I would have laminated a Q-chart placemat. At mealtime, I would have passed it around or invited the person sitting at the Q-chart placemat would be invited to ask a question off the Q-Chart. It would have been a quick simple homework practice for the whole family. Questions checking in on how things (goals) were progressing with family members might lead to discussions about embracing failure, resiliency, and pivoting in the face of difficulties.
Let me leave you with this quote:
“The best scientists and explorers have the attributes of kids! They ask questions and have a sense of wonder. They have curiosity. ‘Who, what, where, why, when and how!’ They never stop asking questions, and I never stop asking questions, just like a five year old.” – Sylvia Earle