Collaboration & Global Thinking Warm & Cool Feedback Strategy Protocol Review: Ashley Meyer, Kapenga Hamilton
Protocol Overview and Instructions: We used the warm and cool feedback strategy to evaluate students’ abilities to collaborate. Students presented as groups in front of class and in addition to the content (pieces of evidence for the Theory of Evolution as described in a section of their textbooks), they were evaluated on collaboration.
We focused on one very specific part which was: know when they need to lead and when to step back. This is especially challenging for 9th graders, and this proved to be a very organic way to teach and learn about it. There was tremendous growth as the subsequent groups presented, learning from the errors of previous groups. The professionalism increased tremendously!
Educator Thoughts: “Although each person is accountable for doing their part in a collaborative project, when you’re on stage giving a presentation there are right and wrong ways to work with your teammates to ensure a fluid presentation for your audience. Some transitions include things like, ‘Would you like me to start that part off? Do you want any help with that? Remember that was the part where you shared about…”
Student Quote: “We were taught to make everyone participate so I figured it wasn’t my problem if they didn’t know what they were doing.”
Meet the Educator:
Ashley Meyer Kapenga Hamilton I’m growing to love teaching S4S and implementing protocols. Students are hungry for this information. It increases engagement and equips them for life.