How do you inspire PQ and CQ in your work?

Thomas Friedman wrote, in an op-ed column for the New York Times, that to be successful in a digitally-savvy job market, one must “leverage all the new digital tools to not just find a job, but to invent one or reinvent one, and to not just learn but to relearn for a lifetime” (Friedman, 2013). He argues that we should be honing the PQ (passion quotient) and CQ (curiosity quotient) of our students, perhaps more than their IQ.

As teachers, it is our duty to prepare our students for futures such as these–where job roles are defined as they go, and where every day is spent proving the worth of your job being carrier out by you as opposed to some competitive hardware or software.

In the final week of one of my graduate courses, CEP 812, I was asked to create an artifact that demonstrates how I bring passion and curiosity to my work, and how it use technologies to instill passion and curiosity in my students. Click here to see my artifact on Padlet.




Friedman, T.L. (2013, January 29). It’s PQ and CQ as much as IQ. The New York Times. Retrieved from


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