Your Specific Task:
Form a discussion group of about 5 students(invite a staff member, too, if you want).
Start your discussion in the “Garden Party” Forum. One of you picks the discussion starter from any of the “Plinky Prompts” in the Snowflake iblog. Post follow-up responses to each other so the discussion is “two-way”.
Once each member of the group is satisfied that they have completed the specific task, and met the more general “I can…” outcomes, assign your discussion thread a score using this “Personal response” rubric.
Imagine you have a friend who thinks deeply and reacts sensitively to events around him or her. Your friend has just written you a letter saying that human life is full of more problems and sorrow than joy and hope. Your friend goes on to say, “What’s the use of living in such a ‘sea of troubles’?” Write a response to your friends letter.