One of the key components of the design thinking cycle is the ideating phase. In this phase, students start by brainstorming, followed by analyzing the ideas, and then creating a plan.
On the surface, brainstorming should be easy. It should be the most fun of this entire process. And yet . . . sometimes it doesn’t work that well.
I’ve noticed that students often struggle with brainstorming. This is especially true at the beginning of the year, when students might shrug their shoulders and say, “I don’t have any ideas.” The truth is that they do have ideas. Great ideas. However, in many cases, students are afraid to share their thoughts in a brainstorm. It’s even more challenging when there are a few eager students who are jumping at the chance to brainstorm while others sit back and watch.
So, how do we fix that?
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