I Like, I Wish, What If

Type of strategy: Brainstorming and DiscussionClosings and Wrap UpProcessingWriting and/or Reflection

Intended Audience: StudentsTeachers

A quick and easy strategy for reflection. The simple structure helps encourage constructive feedback.


  1. Use sticky notes or index cards for participants to write on.
  2. Have participants fill in the prompts: I like... I wish... What if...?
  3. Have partners or small groups share out with each other.
  4. If you want, have large chart paper labeled with each prompt and have people put their sticky notes under the appropriate header for easy reading among the group.

This strategy can also be used as an opener and brainstorming discussion tool that helps you and the group decide what further topics to pursue.


I Like, I Wish, What If (IL/IW/WI) from Stanford d.school

Submitted by: Melissa Lim


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Gypsy Warrick

I liked learning about applications that I was unfamiliar with. I wish I had time to create more forms. I wonder if my building will begin to implement more online learning.