Archive for May, 2010

Engaging Groups in Meaningful Dialogue and Reflection While Practicing Decision-making and Consensus Building.

Engaging Groups in Meaningful Dialogue and Reflection While Practicing Decision-making and Consensus Building. Jen Stanchfield   My last few posts have explored the power of play to help learners build decision-making, and conflict resolution skills. I have emphasized that educators can intentionally “weave in” opportunities for groups to practice these skills throughout their day- to-day […]

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More on helping students practice decision-making, compromise, and consensus through experiential activities. A funny story:

Last week I mentioned my favorite way to divide a group into teams using a “Which One?” scenario where partners practice compromise/decision-making. After reading the last entry my colleague Kristen reminded me to share my funny “success” story from using this method with students in an elementary school: I was working with a 2nd grade […]

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