top of page

How to Take Action on Everything You Question with Curiosity Q&A

Redefine How You Q&A with Curiosity-Based Thinking

Discover how to use your natural curiosity to question (and act on) everything with the Curiosity-Based Thinking process, Curiosity Q&A.

What’s better than an answer?

A better question!

Questions and Answers? Boring!

What if you shake up the standard learning experience with something super? Curiosity Q&A is a Curiosity-Based Thinking process designed to help create learning experiences that go from curiosity to questions, to learning, to actions… to answers? What answers?!

Who needs answers when you’ve created the momentum for action?

It does not matter what kind of educator you are: classroom teacher, team leader, trainer, coach, consultant, or entrepreneur educating your customers or clients, whatever reasons you teach, the Curiosity Q&A design process will help you get more learning in less time — and with a whole lot more fun! What is Curiosity Q&A?

Curiosity Q&A is a Curiosity-Based Thinking process that drives actions over answers… it can be initiated in a minute and can last anywhere from another minute to all day (or longer). All you need is a question to start. Here’s how to do Curiosity Q&A:

Question: Start with any question about which you are naturally curious, you are teaching for a lesson, or taken directly from The Book of What If…?.

Action: Design a quick, simple action for learners to demonstrate understanding and/or exploration of the question.

Keep in Mind: Share a short segment of any relevant information for the exploration of the question or execution of the action.

Deeper Learning: Share any tangential information that either opens up or deepens one’s thinking about the question and/or action.

Challenge: Create a challenge that can only be accomplished through a demonstration of learning. Whereas the “Action” is typically something that can be done immediately, the “Challenge” can be something to extend the learning and/or actions surrounding the curiosity for additional activities and insights. Example of Curiosity Q&A from The Book of What If…?

Question: What if broccoli tasted like chocolate?

Action: Imagine a world where broccoli does taste like chocolate: open a restaurant in this world; make sure you include a menu, the name of the restaurant, and any other details you’d like to add.

Keep in Mind: Some people love that broccoli tastes like broccoli; not only do some people enjoy the taste of broccoli, but could you imagine eating soups, salads, and other dishes (like beef and broccoli) in which broccoli is an ingredient now becoming chocolate-flavored?!

Deeper Learning: Why doesn’t broccoli taste like chocolate? See what you can discover about why broccoli tastes like broccoli and chocolate tastes like chocolate.

Challenge: What if flavors were more democratic? Create a short campaign speech or campaign poster persuading the voting public to vote on the change of one flavor of food for another.

If you would like me to create a Curiosity Q & A customized to a topic or learning goal, just let me know!


Be sure to follow along with What If Curiosity as I will dive deeper with more specific examples and actions for how you can take a Curiosity-Based Thinking approach to learn, get, and enjoy more out of all you do.

Stay curious!



Let's chat to maximize the power of your curiosity!

bottom of page