I hadn't planned to post again about the Synectics model, but after using it in class thought I would post a short note. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the students did with this! I EVEN thought it was successful enough to use again ;-) I think a different topic might have been better... something not as concrete as "problem-solving", and I had a tiny class to work with so they didn't have as many folks to help them come up with descriptors - but it worked in spite of all that. I filmed for Janette as she worked with a group (they did a GREAT job with it), so had the opportunity to see it work even BETTER than with mine... I think I'm going to take her lesson plans to my other classes (including the one I filmed using this model) and see how the rest of them like it.
I'm a 46-year-old educator that loves to spend time with my family, friends and students. My husband is self-employed, which means he works all the time :-(. We have two fabulous kids - our son who is 23 and a network analyst for a local school district... and our daughter who is a 19-year-old college student. They are the absolute light of my life.