Classroom applications: We’ve used speeddating in our classrooms as a protocol for eliciting rapid feedback for student work.We’ve also used it to build classroom culture by deepening relationships and building trust early in the school year.
It’s useful for practicing interviewing skills in a journalism class, or in any other context where listening and responding is a critical skill.
We’ve used it to develop questions before making short documentary films that require storytelling, and have done it in advisory and professional development when we need to break the ice.
Its rules are flexible, but it typically involves brief, timed conversations with a single partner about a single question.
The “event” can run as short or long as needed, and is inexhaustible: Its applications are infinite.
Movement in the classroom, we know its a good thing, yet sometimes it is difficult to manage.