In today's class, we discussed and practiced brainstorming. To explore the topic further, I have asked you to read two items (and provided links to two more great resources, by the way) and then participate in an on-line conversation about them.
By 9:00 A.M., Friday, September 5, post (below) your thoughts as triggered by the reading. Your comment should reflect your engagement with your reading about brainstorming. Here are some options:
- With your own students, how will you overcome the potential barriers to effective brainstorming?
- Which brainstorming techniques seem best suited to the subjects that you are likely to teach?
- Describe a teaching scenario in which you use a brainstorming technique productively with your own students.
Then respond to at least one other classmate's post by 9:00 A.M., Friday, September 5, reacting to or expanding upon his/her ideas and explaining connections or realizations that occur to you as a result. Your response should reflect your engagement not only with the reading but also with your classmate's ideas.
To reply to someone else, click "Post a Comment" below and specify in your own writing the person to whom you're replying (e.g., "Shannon, I like your idea about ___ and have a suggestion for you . . .").
NOTE: The commenting feature will be disabled 9:00 A.M., Friday, September 5; you will not be able to post a comment after that time. In order both to post your own comment and to comment on someone else's, you will need to tend to this assignment well in advance of this deadline.