Here are some of my jots about Week 1:
Co-facilitation rules!We have a synchronous panel session scheduled this week with past FLO facilitators. They will be sharing their tips and experiences and I can bet one of them will say having co-facilitators is the best thing ever. This week Ross had a fun adventure planned with his son that would take him offline for a few days. No problem! The key is finding the best way to work together. You learn from one another, you share the workload, and you need to be efficient. Google Docs for planning works wonders for that!
Marginalia annotationsI was delighted to see participants notice, then start using, then observing the benefits of, the annotation tool. This week I used it to jot down my thoughts as I read journal posts. It can help to:
- keep the noise level down (noticing the comments about having email subscription overwhelm here!)
- let folks know you're present and paying attention
- keep out the middle and give space/priority to participants
- say a lot without overthinking and spending too much time crafting responses