Ongoing engagement

Diverse ways to structure online conversations throughout the semester

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Discover and focus on what each person has the freedom and resources to do now.
Maha Bali, Jasmina Najjar
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9 Whys of Liberating Structures
Rapidly clarify for individuals and a group what is essentially important in their work.
Michael Weinraub
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Annotate the Syllabus
Annotating the syllabus helps learners to read, make sense of, question, and discuss their learning.
Remi Kalir
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Appreciative Interviews
To invite students to use their bodies to represent, collaboratively, an image of something that is worth discussing.
Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, Mia Zamora
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Cognitive/exam Wrappers for Metacognition
Help students reflect on their exam/assessment performance in order to improve future performance in your course.
Maha Bali
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Collaborative Literature Review Matrix
Create a discourse community whilst also sharpening close reading, research, summarising, paraphrasing, and citation skills.
Jasmina Najjar
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Collaborative Storytelling
Promote a sense of community and break the ice in class with collaborative storytelling activities.
Jasmina Najjar
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Conversation Cafe
Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.
Maha Bali
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Critical Uncertainties
Engage everyone in making sense of profound challenges. Use to address difficult or confusing topics.
Autumm Caines, Maha Bali
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Daily Creates
Provides a space for regular practice of spontaneous creativity through “mini” challenges published every day.
Mia Zamora
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Getting Feedback From Students Mid-Semester
"Why the end of the semester is too late to collect actionable feedback from your students."
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Gratitude Journal
Support students’ wellbeing by suggesting a daily or periodic practice of gratitude, promote radical self-compassion.
Maha Bali, Nadine Aboulmagd, Hoda Mostafa, Azza Awwad
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Language Portrait
Reflect on language experiences with your students and share biographical information.
Francesca Helm
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Pass the Paper
Create an opportunity for your students to connect through writing.
Sarah Silverman
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PowerPoint Karaoke
Engage students in improv presenting, and enhance oral presentation skills in a light and humorous way.
Maha Bali, Jasmina Najjar, Hoda Mostafa
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Room 101
Sharpen logical reasoning and debating skills. Create discussion.
Jasmina Najjar
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Simple Metacognitive Activities
Some simple questions that can help students develop their metacognitive learning skills.
Maha Bali
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Start/Stop/Continue
Use this activity to help students to reflect on what's working for them and how to identify actions that can be taken to make improvements.
Maha Bali
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Structured Dialogues
This pair or trio activity is ideal for reflection and also to practice focused listening.
Sherri Spelic
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Studio visits
Bring in external speakers into your classroom via a virtual “studio visit”, an informal discussion with one or two external guests.
Mia Zamora
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Surrealist Free Drawing Introductions
Creative take on doing intros that can help students to know one another and challenges perfection paralysis.
Autumm Caines
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Theatre of the Oppressed: Image Theatre
To invite students to use their bodies to represent, collaboratively, an image of something that is worth discussing.
Maha Bali
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Thick Greetings
Try out a slower and more deliberate opportunity for everyone to introduce themselves.
Maha Bali, Mia Zamora, Autumm Caines, Laura Gibbs, Rebecca J. Hogue
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Third Places for Ongoing Community Building
Creating semi-formal, semi-synchronous spaces outside of class time for students to socialize with each other.
Maha Bali
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Tiny Tales
Encourage short, focused storytelling, easy to share with others, writing stories in 100 words (or fewer), or 6 words or 2 sentences, etc.
Laura Gibbs
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TRIZ
TRIZ can “Stop Counterproductive Activities and Behaviors to Make Space for Innovation”. Try it out!
Maha Bali
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Troika Consulting – Adaptation for Class Community Building
Get students used to supporting each other without always turning to an “expert” for solutions.
Maha Bali
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Wheel of Life for Student Self-help
The Wheel of Life provides a snapshot of your wellbeing and the level of satisfaction in your current circumstances.
Maha Bali

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Ongoing engagement

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