It’s One-Shot Workshop Week. To be truthful, I liked the book clubs and Socratic seminars a lot better. While some presentations were pretty interactive, our time together felt much more like a normal classroom. The ratio of direct instruction to discussion was, overall, skewed towards direct instruction.
That’s why I’m really liking the concept of flipped classrooms. I wish that, for our presentation at least, we could have assigned reading or had participants watch a video beforehand to get some of the boring content out of the way/establish prior knowledge so we could do what a classroom full of people is actually useful for– talking, collaborating, brainstorming, creating.
I felt as though our group kept trying to push the envelope for discussion within each presentation. We could have talked forever and kept bouncing ideas off of each other, if it weren’t for the time limits imposed by the initial direct instruction.
But that is the nature of a One-Shot Workshop, I suppose– reel them in, spit them out, and hope that something transferred.