Thank you, Lynette, fellow Disruptor :)
I'm glad you felt the session was well-managed - this is alot to do with having the support of a skilled moderator and amazing teammate - this makes a huge difference and removes lots of risk - you're not going to miss a key learner contribution, question or concern. Which was good, because just managing the activities was enough of a job for me! I'm curious to play with sharing moderator rights with participants, to have them take on more of the roles as time goes on in a class.
I'm glad you appreciated having a choice for how you participated - this was something I haven't experienced much so far myself in breakout rooms myself and was curious what it could look like (and feel like). This is where I ran out of time - unfortunately! I'm wondering how many other choices we can provide in sessions like these.... any thoughts?
I was stressed at the end, frustrated with myself - I knew time would be an issue if I wasn't really careful. But this sort of thing isn't careful, is it? To leave space for talk/action is messy, to be responsive... things can be clunky in real time, fall flat, as you mentioned. This was my first true session delivery, and it really reinforced for me that cutting content for participation is what is best for me :) I will also work on my exit plan - kind of like ending a song as well as you start it - what beat should we leave on, no matter how far we get.
Disrupt away. I'm delighted to have your company.
Be so well in your teaching adventures,