I have many passions in life. I’m passionate about being a supportive wife and a great mom. I’m passionate about exploring the world of food and creating new dishes. I’m passionate about sharing my love of food and cooking with everyone around me, including my students.

This week I’ve explored PQ or Passion Quotient, CQ or Curiosity Quotient, and the idea of “Questioning for Life”. I’ve looked at my life and my teaching through the lens of PQ & CQ and created this video to express what I saw.

The most interesting thing I learned this week is that my passions in life are closely connected to my curiosity. When I am passionate about something, I want to learn more about it and see how it works. The passion sparks curiosity and makes me ask questions, more and more questions.

It took me 17 years of teaching to find the perfect job for me, the position where my PQ and CQ are most appreciated.  I feel confident that for me PQ + CQ = the BEST me that I can be. However, I’ve just started my journey to asking great questions. I find the idea of “Questioning for Life” to be an open challenge for the future. “When you find your beautiful question, stay with it. If it’s a question worth pursuing, it will likely also be confounding, frustrating, exhausting” (Berger, 2014, page 215). It sounds challenging, but at the same time, it also sounds worth my time and energy. I’m going to start searching for MY beautiful question.

Berger, Warren. (2014). A more beautiful question: the power of inquiry to spark breakthrough ideas. New York, NY: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

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