Read the BOLD PRINT ONLY for Teach(Establish, Mature and Challenge). You’ll be reading about Teach for a few weeks.
Rehearse (45 minutes)
Read the Discovery Study in its entirety. You’ll be doing only the first part of the Discovery Study this week. You’ll be doing the second part (Discovery 2.0) next week. This week focuses on the four questions. The following week you’ll be developing the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions.
Model what you just read. With the team gathered, show them how to do a Discovery Study. Ask them to read and retell a small passage. Abbreviate the four questions by asking for just one answer to questions 1 and 2 and for one person to share his or her answer to question 3 and one person to share his or her answer to question 4.
Practice what you just modeled. Divide the team into smaller units, and move into breakaway groups. Tell one person in the group to lead the rest of the group in a Discovery Study. The group should pick a passage, read it, retell it, and discuss it by answering the four questions. Note: Each group, not each person, should provide three answers to questions 1 and 2. If time permits, rotate leaders and repeat the process.
Debrief what you just practiced. Gather back together. Ask for feedback. Then ask one person in the group to teach the rest of the group how to do a Discovery Study without using notes. The rest of the group may assist. Ask one person in the group to teach the rest of the group how to do a One Thing Study without using notes. Ask another person in the group to teach the group how to have a FORM/FARM conversation without using notes. The rest of the group can assist all teachers.
Encourage application. Remind the team that the goal is application of the tools, not just learning the tools. Challenge them to put the tools into practice. Remind them you’ll asking about their progress at the beginning of the next meeting.