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!