They were asked to sit at a table with others who had the same question.(There are 24 in the group so roughly 3 students per question.) They were given 5 minutes to create a ‘perfect’ answer to the question using their own knowledge, their notes, their textbooks and each other.: Staff or students will be spending 3 minutes maximum exchanging ideas.This can be anything from a review for a test, to favorite ed apps, to simply a “how do you do” social exchange. Here’s the How To: 1) To Begin: The entire point of speed dating is to quickly sift sensory input to make a decision on what you do or don’t like within a super fast context.For two hours, the youngsters have met with about 100 scientists, sharing one-to-one informal discussions.
) I was lucky enough to be sliding through twitter and came across Mr. In an effort, I think, to get his chat participants to get to know each other he had the chat center around “speed dating”.Running with this assumption, it will be useful for participants to make contact cards with their a) names b) twitter handles c) email addresses d) blog sites and so on.I used a speed dating concept from the whole school INSET day delivered at the start of the year and adapted it to suit my AS PE class.After the 5 minutes were up, the speed dating began.Each student had to move around the room and meet with another student (but not one who also had the same question as them).With this in mind, and with the two questions posed at the beginning of this blog, here you will read and find a resource ready-to-go for you and your own staff to use tomorrow!What better opportunity to get staff together, by using a speed-dating format where teachers can rapidly exchange dialogue, moving from one space to another; to share teaching and learning ideas.They then had 2 minutes in which to state their question and give the answer which was then reciprocated by their partner.This is a lesson I train pupils in from as early as possible (possibly not absolute beginners) and within a few run-throughs it can run itself.In total, each of them met about 10 scientists during the afternoon - a new way for participants from both sides to share their common passion for science. Previously, in two other schools where I have led whole-school CPD, I have limited the creative options in training sessions for staff.