A strategy that works to generate ideas separate from discussion. Pupils write first, talk second. Pupils must try to think of all the possible solutions to a question/scenario. This can be done independently (and silently!) either on post it notes, on a template that is handed around or collaboratively using technology such as Keynote or pages. Pupils then get together as a group to read and think about all of the ideas generated. This enables the best ideas to surface as pupils combine, tweak and come up with original, higher-level solutions.

Brainwriting template

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