Taking the Initiative

Thank you for joining us for our Circle on Taking the Initiative. Below you will find our Prezi and the various topics we discussed today as well as information on how to learn more. Circles would also like to give a special thank you to Dr. Deborah Green who worked with our team to bring today’s circle to life. Thank you Deborah for all the work you have done for us and for all of your work here at Valencia.  We wish you the best and hope you enjoy your retirement.

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Today’s conversation spark was “The Majestic Plastic Bag – A Mockumentary”

Learn more about how students in groups have to be more productive, creative, and motivated than individuals on their own.

Here is a “Working in Groups” handout from one of our Valencia Lib Guides

If you enjoyed Deborah’s shared idea and are looking for a specific class to help you better facilitate group work in online classes, you might want to take a look at LCTS1112: Succeeding with Online Groupwork.

Also, don’t forget that learning doesn’t necessarily have to happen in the classroom alone. Get that BDNF flowing and get your students to go Walkabout. Below is the video we used to explain why going walkabout might be a good thing for learning.


In circles today, we watched the video above about Brain Rule 1 and asked you to share some of your best ideas for going walkabout. We would like to record your thoughts and challenge you to get even more ideas from others. How many ideas can we list? The links below allow you to share ideas and see the ideas that have been shared by others.

Going Walkabout Survey

Going Walkabout Responses