Roses, Thorns, and Buds
Encourage students to reflect on the good, the bad and the potential.
At the start of a class it can be used as a warm-up, to find out what has happened in the students’ day or week that has been good (rose), bad (thorn), or has future potential (bud). It can also be used to reflect on the class itself: what has gone well in the class versus what has not gone so well.
Very little. It can be asked orally, or you can prepare slides or a polling tool like Slido or Mentimeter to keep it anonymous.
This depends on size of the class and whether you do it with polling (shortest time, anonymous) or via small group or large group discussion (which will take the longest time).
Depending on the way you do it. You might not need anything, or you could use breakout rooms or polling tools.
Inspired by this activity in Priya Parker’s work (used in family dinner, can be adapted to any context). View the original activity, which was adapted by Priya Parker.
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