Scaffold students creativity by providing brainstorming prompts the day before a project is assigned so students can share more developed project ideas the next day in class.

  • If you’re going to use class time for brainstorming, tell students what the project topic is the day before so they can think about it that night.
    • Some students don’t like to share immediately and prefer to have time to think about a topic alone first.
      • Giving brainstorm prompts in advance will increase contributions from these students.
  • Brainstorming project ideas in class ensures that every student will have a feasible project idea to pursue.
    • You can always show students example ideas for additional inspiration if anyone gets stuck.
  • See another tip from Jennifer on the think-pair-share method of brainstorming.

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Interview with Jennifer Rosato