Looking for another way to change up your student brainstorming? Try the GOGOMO Strategy. GOGOMO stands for Give One, Get One, Move On. This week I used it with students in a lesson focused on work ethic (as it relates to citizenship, government, and being a successful scholar.)
1. Ask students to fold a piece of paper into 8 sections.
2. In the first section ask them to write down one idea of their own, in response to whatever question you pose. For us, we asked students to write down one work behavior that would help them be successful in school.
3. Have students stand and move around the room to find a partner with a different answer. Each student "gives one" and "gets one," and then "moves on" to find another partner. No repeats are allowed.
4. After everyone fills all eight spaces, you can ask them to share one, prioritize the ideas, etc. We asked students to star their strength and circle an area for growth.