(sketch by @katonims129)
How might we experiment and learn together about creativity, communication, critical reasoning, and collaboration? What if we risk, practice, and share to make our thinking visible? How will we grow and learn if we practice and accept feedback?
As you can see from the email above, Kato Nims and I have been experimenting with sketch noting or doodling to take visual notes since the beginning of the school year.
Twenty-four of our colleagues responded that they would like to participate on Thursday with several more asking for another session next week because of carpool duty. The little experiment turned into a bigger experiment.
Eighteen of us gathered in the Art room at 7:20 this morning and another six met this afternoon. We watched Kiran bir Sethi teaches kids to take charge and sketched.
We shared our sketches and ideas in small groups and debriefed the experience. We will try again next week. I wonder who might take action on this experiment in other venues to learn with others.
Resources shared in our session:
- What we learn from doodles – CNN
- The Doodle Revolution – Sunni Brown
- Mapping Inner Space – Nancy Margulies and Nusa Maal
- Visual Thinking – Nancy Margulies and Christine Valenza
- The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking – Matt Rohde
- Visual Meetings – David Sibbet