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Café Conversation Starters

Started this conversation. Last reply by Donald Proffit Mar 31, 2015. 18 Replies

 

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David Cobb replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"Hi Donald, I am also taking the class and am interested in the value of WCs for children and teens.  Can we discuss what you've learned in doing these with youth and how it may be distinctive from working with adults?Very curious and…"
Oct 27, 2012
Donald Proffit replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"Augustine, Thank you for contacting me. As Amy has indicated, I have done a number of World Cafés with children. Most have been in a school setting and on the themes of ethics and shared values. Students' "voice and choice" as…"
Oct 27, 2012
An event by Donald Proffit was featured

A World Café at The College of New Jersey at The College of New Jersey - ART/IMM Building # 102

March 3, 2011 from 4pm to 7pm
A Café conversation on the arts in our schools, organizations, and communities will be held on March 3, 2011 from 4:00 - 7:00 pm, on the ways The College of New Jersey, Young Audiences NJ, local school districts and our communities might collaborate to offer more possibilities in the arts for the students and teachers we serve. The event will begin with a reception and tour of the new interactive multimedia building and then enter into a World Café conversation to help us understand our needs…See More
Mar 1, 2011
Emily Wilkins replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"I see a future for these cards in my organization! Thank you!"
Dec 9, 2009
Maria de los Angeles Cinta replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"Don, thank you so much for your generosity. The content of each card is indeed thought provoking and stimulate the conversation. What a great resource to use! Thank you again."
Aug 14, 2009
Karen Johnson and Donald Proffit are now friends
Aug 6, 2009
Donald Proffit left a comment for Karen Johnson
"Karen, I am a former high school principal with experience using the World Café in school settings here in New Jersey as well as around the country. I'd be happy to share my experiences with you. Welcome to the Café Community. Don…"
Aug 6, 2009
Donald Proffit posted a discussion

Café Conversation Starters

Here is a set of Café Cards in a 4X6" format that I often use prior to beginning a Café conversation. Sets of these quote cards are placed on each table. Participants are invited to pick out a card that they have an affinity with or that speaks to them in a special way. Each participant reads his/her selected quote card to each other and also shares why they chose this particular card. This is a great way to get folks thinking about the power of coversation and sets the tone for an engaging…See More
Aug 4, 2009
Ted Hand left a comment for Donald Proffit
"May I call you tomorrow am? Ted"
Aug 4, 2009
An event by Donald Proffit was featured

World Café Training for School Leaders at FEA Conference Center

November 13, 2009 all day
This World Café day-long training session will equip school leaders and anyone else interested in acquiring the skills needed to hosts Cafés for their schools, communities and organizations.
Jul 30, 2009
Amy Lenzo left a comment for Donald Proffit
"Thank you, Don! You are part of what's making it happen!"
Jul 24, 2009
Phil Hawkins left a comment for Donald Proffit
"How interesting. We've had a long journey in UK schools in terms of working together. We are just beginning to see green shoots of inter-school co-operation. Our problem are league tables which tend to push schools into rather defensive…"
Jul 24, 2009
Donald Proffit left a comment for Renee Jackson
"Hey, Renee! Welcome to our new World Café site. Enjoy your journey to Ireland next month. Let's connect when you get back. Don"
Jul 23, 2009
Renee Jackson left a comment for Donald Proffit
"Hey Don, I can't wait to see you again. I'm going to Ireland the end of August...hoping to connect with some mental health professional, enjoy the world music culture festival, and river dance. You know I'm excited. Don't forget…"
Jul 22, 2009
Donald Proffit posted an event

World Café Training for School Leaders at FEA Conference Center

November 13, 2009 all day
This World Café day-long training session will equip school leaders and anyone else interested in acquiring the skills needed to hosts Cafés for their schools, communities and organizations.
Jul 20, 2009
Donald Proffit and Barbara Krohn are now friends
Jul 20, 2009

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At 4:12pm on June 27, 2011, BrianMiller said…

Hi Don, I am interested in discussing what the World Cafe looks like in a high school math classroom.  Below is the link to where I have began a conversation on the topic, would love to hear your feedback.

http://www.theworldcafecommunity.org/forum/topics/world-cafe-in-the-math

At 6:07am on August 6, 2009, Karen Johnson said…
Thanks for responding Don. I also have an idea about bringing in local school teachers and guidance counselors to discuss issues the advising center is seeing with incoming freshmen in a World Cafe format. I've read the book and am looking forward to the first cafe. I welcome your input and thanks for checking in!
Karen
At 10:51pm on August 5, 2009, Jenn Scharf said…
Hello Don!
I am thrilled to see your offering of a World Cafe workshop for educators. I endeavour to offer a similar training in British Columbia and would be interested in connecting regarding your experiences with World Cafe in schools.
At 7:51am on August 4, 2009, Ted Hand said…
May I call you tomorrow am?
Ted
At 7:40am on August 4, 2009, Ted Hand said…
Don,
where are you?? Need your input.
Ted
At 7:12pm on July 24, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Thank you, Don! You are part of what's making it happen!
At 12:24pm on July 24, 2009, Phil Hawkins said…
How interesting. We've had a long journey in UK schools in terms of working together. We are just beginning to see green shoots of inter-school co-operation. Our problem are league tables which tend to push schools into rather defensive posturing. Need to do better. Keep me posted with your schools work. Count me in on the network please!
At 9:49am on July 23, 2009, Renee Jackson said…
Yes Don. When I return, I will have lots of exciting things to convey. Can't wait to share it. Renee
At 5:43pm on July 22, 2009, Renee Jackson said…
Hey Don, I can't wait to see you again. I'm going to Ireland the end of August...hoping to connect with some mental health professional, enjoy the world music culture festival, and river dance. You know I'm excited. Don't forget I want to go with you next year. We can do our music. Love ya! Renee - Chi Town is calling you!
At 9:18am on May 31, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
How wonderful that you're here, Don! I look forward to engaging with you about the wisdom you have about working with World Cafe in schools!
 
 
 

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