1. Journaling Prompt: What's one thing you like best about yourself and how has this helped you in the past year?
Write for 5 minutes. Please bring or have a journal specifically for this. We will start each class period with 5 minutes of silent journaling, just as a mindfulness and mental health check-ins. Whatever you write is just for you and will not be collected or read by others, so feel free to use a journal you are already using and keep this separate from the rest of your class work.
2. Interview Warm-Up: Choose one question from NPR's Story Corps Great Questions list and write it on an index card.
Get up and find someone who is not sitting at your table. Ask them the question on your card. Give them your card once they answered. They will do the same with your card. Once you have finished talking to the first person, find a new person to ask the question you have on your new index card. Repeat this until you have spoken to at least three different people.
3. Debrief: What were some of the questions that stood out to you? What responses surprised you?
4. Watch the Four Tips for an Effective Interview video below. How did the questions from the warm-up relate to these tips?
Then, spend 5-10 minutes interviewing one of your peers in class (distance learners, choose a family member or anyone you can get a hold of). After five minutes, they will interview you.
7. Exit Ticket: Answer the following questions in your Google Doc:
- What was it like to interview a peer?
- Which of the interviewing tips did you use, and how did it help you as the interviewer?
- As an interviewee, did you feel that the interviewer truly heard your answers? If so, what did the interviewer do or ask to make you believe this?
- What more could an interviewer do to show you that they are truly listening to you?
- Read your disclosure for this class and sign/update the Disclosure form here. (Everyone should update the form, whether you're new to this class or not)
- Effective Interviews Assignment (upload your doc to Canvas)
- Interview Warm-Up
- Effective Interviews Notes
- Animated Q&A Notes
- Peer Interview
- Exit Ticket