STEP UP FOLLOW-UP MATERIAL FOR ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS
The following PROCESS HAS been designed to guide discussion between small groups of students WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED A STEP UP INCURSION.
Teachers should place students in their class into “accountability groups” of 4-5 students. Ideally, these groups will be carefully selected by teachers to promote open, on task discussion.
Once groups ARE formed, it would be worthwhile for groups to participate in one of the Brain Stretcher activities from the UPP website: http://www.unleashingpersonalpotential.com.au/brain-stretcher (The aim is to foster some trust, teamwork, communication and respect between the group members, while having some fun).
Teachers should guide their group by providing the questions and a time frame for the 3 stages (REFLECT, ADAPT, RE-COMMIT) of the discussion.
Students should be encouraged to share (almost) evenly within their group. A good way to practice this is to change who starts the conversation at each stage of discussion.
At the end of the group discussion, every student should take 3 minutes to record their response to stage 3 (RE-COMMIT).