#hackschoolCouncil

School council is another institution that needs a re-think in school. Traditionally after elections, the representatives ask their classes for ideas. The silence is followed by a rapid-fire flow of ideas, some good but often not thought-through.

Rather than follow the usual procedure, the representatives took time to work with small groups using a few prompts to invite discussion and open questions. The representatives were instructed to let the other children talk and record the discussion Harkness Style.

The first step to leadership for the school council is to listen to their peers.

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