Would Rather Questions for Middle School Students is the topic of our post today!
There is something truly magical about the middle school years, isn’t there? Our students are at that unique cusp of adolescence – their minds curious, their spirits wild, and their hearts ready to explore the world around them.
But, in our quest to light the lamp of knowledge, we often find ourselves wrestling with an age-old challenge: how to keep our students engaged. How do we crack the code of their fleeting attention spans, their sudden shyness, or their newfound skepticism? How do we make our classrooms not just places of instruction, but also hubs of interaction, debate, and self-expression?
There are no definitive answers to these questions and certainly no one-size-fits all approach. However, one practical method that has worked time and again especially with middle schoolers is the game known as “Would You Rather Questions”. These are questions that challenge our students to make tough choices, to delve into their imagination, to ponder and express their unique perspectives.
There are several ways to use would rather questions in your teaching. For instance, you can use them as conversation starters, ice breakers, or an intriguing twist in your lesson plan. You’ll be surprised by the discussions they provoke, the ideas they inspire, and the connections they build.
Would Rather Questions for Middle School Students
Here are some interesting examples of would rather questions for middle school students to consider:
- Would you rather be able to time travel or teleport anywhere instantly?
- Would you rather have the ability to read minds or become invisible at will?
- Would you rather have a homework-free month or a daily 10-minute longer recess for a month?
- Would you rather be the funniest person in the room or the most intelligent?
- Would you rather have an unlimited supply of books or an unlimited supply of music?
- Would you rather be fluent in all languages or be a master of every musical instrument?
- Would you rather have to write an essay without using the letter ‘e’ or solve math problems without using a number ‘7’?
- Would you rather spend a day without technology or a week without dessert?
- Would you rather have a pet dinosaur or a pet dragon?
- Would you rather be able to control the weather or talk to animals?
- Would you rather be an Olympic athlete or the President for a day?
- Would you rather have the power to stop time or the power to fast forward time?
- Would you rather live on a peaceful island or in a bustling city on another planet?
- Would you rather perform a science experiment in front of the school or recite a poem?
- Would you rather write a bestselling book or direct a blockbuster movie?
- Would you rather be a famous inventor or a legendary explorer?
- Would you rather have a constant supply of your favorite snacks or never have to do homework again?
- Would you rather be an expert at coding or at painting?
- Would you rather have the ability to fly or to breathe underwater?
- Would you rather always have to sing rather than speak or dance everywhere you go?
- Would you rather be famous on the internet or be a movie star?
- Would you rather be able to control fire or water?
- Would you rather live without music or without movies?
- Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life?
- Would you rather only be able to whisper or only be able to shout?
- Would you rather be a world-renowned chef or a NASA astronaut?
- Would you rather have the ability to change the past or see into the future?
- Would you rather always be surrounded by people or be the only person in the world?
- Would you rather have the talent to paint like Picasso or write like J.K. Rowling?
- Would you rather go on an adventure with Indiana Jones or Harry Potter?
- Would you rather be able to teleport but only to places you’ve already been, or be able to fly but only as fast as you can walk?
- Would you rather have the power to shrink down to the size of an ant or grow to the size of a giant?
- Would you rather have your dream job but always be tired, or have a job you dislike but always feel rested?
- Would you rather be a character in a fantasy novel or a sci-fi movie?
- Would you rather have the chance to design a new toy or direct a movie?
- Would you rather be able to change your appearance at will or change your age at will?
- Would you rather have to wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
- Would you rather explore the depths of the ocean or outer space?
- Would you rather be able to play every sport professionally or play every musical instrument beautifully?
- Would you rather have to write using only your non-dominant hand or only be able to walk backwards?
As I stated earlier, would rather questions are a great way to ignite creativity, boost critical thinking, and build camaraderie among students.The purpose is to creative a hospitable learning environment where every students is encouraged to explore and learn, an environment that celebrates individuality, nurtures curiosity, and encourages active participation. The simple game of “Would You Rather” has proven to be a powerful tool in this endeavor.