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Type of strategy: Brainstorming and DiscussionProcessingVisual OrganizersWriting and/or Reflection
Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers
To help learners flesh out an idea or proposition and eventually evaluate it.
Give participants time to reflect on the task, the content, the tool. The can either put comments on their own compass paper or on stickie notes to build on others thinking.
E = ExcitedWhat excites you about this idea or proposition? What’s the upside?
W = WorrisomeWhat do you find worrisome about this idea or proposition? What’s the downside?
N = Need to KnowWhat else do you need to know or find out about this idea or proposition? What additional information would help you to evaluate things?
S = Stance or Suggestion for Moving ForwardWhat is your current stance or opinion on the idea or proposition? How might you move forward in your evaluation of this idea or proposition?
Submitted by: Jennifer Arns