By Debra Christopher, MSM | November 3, 2015
Director, Professional Learning Systems, ETR
This is an extremely grand processing activity used by my mentor and friend, Pat Wolfe, when she conducts her Training of Trainers on The Brain and Learning. It gets all the minds in the game and culminates in ideas and actions that nourish the group!
Setting: Appropriate for in-person trainings
|Individual-1. Spend some time thinking about what you have learned in this session. Jot down key things you’ve learned and their implications for your work.|
|Trio-3. When you hear the music or chimes, find 2 other people and form a trio. In your trio, take turns sharing your lists. Then discuss and create a collective list of what the group decides are the 4 to 6 most important concepts or implications of the session.|
|Sextet-6. When you hear the music or chimes, with your trio find another trio and form a sextet (group of 6). In your sextet, share your trio lists. Then decide on the 6 most salient concepts or implications for your collective work. Record on chart paper using words or pictures, and be prepared to share with the full group.|
We always love to hear about how these activities go. Be sure to let us know about any of the ways you adapt this exercise and how it works for you in your trainings.
Debra Christopher, MSM, is Director of Professional Learning Services at ETR. Contact her with questions and ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org