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Brainstorming and Sharing Ideas

Tip: When you bring teachers or administrators together for a workshop or meeting, it is a good idea to facilitate discussions where everyone shares and learns from each other. Draw out prior knowledge and points of view before you bring in specific articles or resources you want them to research. Write key
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When you bring teachers or administrators together for a workshop or meeting, it is a good idea to facilitate discussions where everyone shares and learns from each other.

  • Draw out prior knowledge and points of view before you bring in specific articles or resources you want them to research.
  • Write key issues or questions on flip chart paper and post them around the room. (I like the post-it flip chart paper that can stick anywhere)
  • Divide the group into smaller groups so there is the same number of groups as there are flip charts or poster paper.
  • Give each group a different color magic marker.
  • Ask one person in each group to be a recorder.
  • Give each group 3 to 4 minutes at each question where they record their responses or ideas.
  • Ask each group to visit each question recording their responses until they visit all questions and issues.
  • Have each group return to their first question and then summarize the points that everyone wrote in one or two sentences.
  • Have each group report out their findings (assign one person in each group as a reporter).

When everyone has finished reporting, collect all the poster paper and summaries. Type them up and email the full summaries to the participants after the workshop.

Submitted by:Barbara Bray

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