The Happiness Inquiry

A teacher's quest to cultivate happy habits in her students

Question suggestions?


Hi everyone! We leave in exactly two weeks!

As the trips draws nearer, I’m realizing that I need to develop the questions I plan on asking during documentary interviews. I want to uncover some trends or patterns in what seems to influence the Danes’ well being, but without being too pointed or obvious. 

One great suggestion I got from the barista at my local coffee shop near school: “How many hours per week do you spend using social media (e.g. Facebook, twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc)? 

Some questions I already plan on asking, just to give you all some more examples:
-Do you volunteer? If so, how many hours per month?

-How many hours per week do you work?

-How many hours per week do you spend in a car, train or bus?

-How do you get to and from work each day?

I would love to hear your suggestions, folks! Please just comment below!

Author: henrykat

I am a middle school special education teacher in Chicago. I was fortunate enough to receive a Fund for Teachers grant that allows me to spend a month in Denmark, considered to be the happiest place on earth. I hope to use my experience to inspire my students to make choices that will increase their personal sense of well being.

8 thoughts on “Question suggestions?

  1. Do you consider yourself a happy person?

  2. Do you consider your family as a happy one?

  3. Hi Mrs Henry I just want to know how is Den mark how does it look like and how your doing

    • Hi Alexis! You will get a much better sense of how it looks once I’m there, I promise you that–I’ll take lots of pictures and post them here! Do you have any questions you think I should ask the Danish people when I meet them, though? These would be questions to help me figure out which factors seem to help to make them the happiest people in the world. 🙂

  4. How much time do you spend with friends and/or family vs at work?

  5. Hey ms.henry how u been?ask the people what sport they play?ans why they play it?

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