Activity: Hopes and Fears


Adapted from:
http://schoolreforminitiative.org/doc/fears_hopes.pdf

Purpose
To surface expectations and concerns—helps participants to see that their fears and hopes are shared by others and that they are out in the open and will be addressed.

Process
Create a wall on Padlet http://padlet.com/

Then compose a discussion in your team room asking the team members to add stickies to the wall that share they best hopes and their greatest fears for the work on which they are about to embark.

Ask them to return to that discussion and respond to the hopes and fears of others. Facilitate a discussion around their issues.

Possibility when returning to discussion (growth mindset):
Ask them to return to that discussion and respond to the hopes and fears of others. Reframe the fears by asking:
  • What do you ALREADY know that might be helpful?