This technique prompts participants to share general observations, thoughts and feelings about these observations, and any further questions they may have. Using a structured response format allows people who may not usually share their thoughts a space to give simple feedback.
When to Use: At the start of a lesson
Estimated Time: Flexible depending on level of discussion
Participants: Young children, Youth
- Worksheet with questions, paper, pens
- Pictures to use as prompts or texts for older students
Sample Formats: Show students a picture and ask them to respond to the three question prompts. Follow with sharing and discussion.
- What do you see?
- Have students share their observations to set groundwork for later questions
- What do you think?
- Begin mini-discussions with responses to student comments, students agree or disagree,
- What do you wonder?
- Students share what they wonder or want to know more about. Other students can provide answers or add to discussion.
- How to facilitate See-Think-Wonder activity and discussions from Aquila Education