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Café Conversation Starters

Started this conversation. Last reply by Donald Proffit Oct 29, 2012. 16 Replies

 

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Donald Proffit replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"David, Depending on the age of the students, the role that teachers and other adults serve in the Café can be very helpful. With younger fourth and fifth graders, I sometimes have teachers at tables or close by, not as part of the…"
Oct 29, 2012
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
Augustine Veliath replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"thank you.  'Voice and Choice '  a very interesting and a very apt expression "
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
Augustine Veliath replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"Dear friend, I am a member of the World Cafe Community. I am currently doing the World Cafe Fundamental Course from Fielding (online).  I am very keen to establish a culture of listening to children ( respecting their right to be heard) in…"
Oct 26, 2012
Donald Proffit replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"Thanks, David. Love that quote, too. Hope all is well with you & Juanita."
Oct 12, 2012
david isaacs replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"Hi Don Just noticed your cards! Great contribution! A suggested additional card..... Never doubt the power of a small group of people to change the world...Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has! Margaret Mead"
Oct 12, 2012
Donald Proffit liked Amy Lenzo's event World Cafe Signature Learning Program - The Americas
Nov 21, 2011
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Oct 4, 2011
Donald Proffit replied to BrianMiller's discussion 'World Cafe in the math classroom'
"Brian, You have a great framework here for using World Café in an instructional setting. For the first round, will students ever be exposed to problems that could have multiple solution methods? If so, the Café protocol will allow…"
Jun 28, 2011
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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
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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
Feb 8, 2011
Donald Proffit replied to Donald Proffit's discussion 'Café Conversation Starters'
"Great! Let me know how it goes. Feedback is important."
Dec 11, 2009
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
Donald Proffit commented on Christine Whitney Sanchez's group 'Methods for Strategic Collaboration'
"I've use the Café protocol for many years with students and teachers in both public and private school settings. As a former principal, it was my favorite format for conducting faculty and staff meetings. High school faculty often find…"
Dec 9, 2009
Donald Proffit posted an event

Beautiful Trenton Community Café at Thomas Edison State College

December 1, 2009 from 6:30pm to 9pm
All Trenton (NJ) residents are invited to theBeautiful Trenton Community CaféA dialogue about our city’s futureThe Beautiful Trenton Community Café is an opportunity for Trenton residents to come together to engage in a serious and civil conversation about how we can build our city’s future. The World Café dialogue model has been used around the globe to help communities bring out the best ideas of all members of the community.We need all voices in the city to be part of the conversation.Please…See More
Nov 27, 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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