Okay, we’ve been given 30 minutes to have “discussions”.  My group is doing a “Critical Friends” session as we look at one teacher’s new PBL idea.  Very cool!

Step 1:  Teacher presents idea.

Step 2:  I like …. the group makes statements about components they liked

Step 3:  I wonder …. the group makes statements about things they’re wondering with the proposed project

Step 4:  Next step you should take ….

Steps 2-4 the presenting teacher only writes suggestions.  It’s not a discussion.  People just throw out ideas using the above format.

I had heard of Critical Friends, but never knew how it worked/nor had seen it in action.  Very helpful strategy for the sharing teacher to get new ideas he/she may never had thought about.  Very collaborative!

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4th/5th grade teacher looping in 1:1 netbook initiative!

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