Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Lifelong Learner & Reflective Practitioner

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities

Let's Transform Our Schools Into TRUE Professional Learning Communities
In Your School- Do all stakeholders subscribe to the belief that EVERYONE has something to learn and EVERYONE has something to teach? This blog can help you gain insight on how to facilitate this transformative mindset with your faculty!

Aug 24, 2010

Consensus Building

Fist to Five is an effective and easy conscensus-building strategy.

This is how FIST TO FIVE works: You propose an idea/initiative to the faculty. Then, you have everyone show their level of support by a show of fingers. Each person responds by showing a fist or a number of fingers that corresponds to their opinion.

5 Fingers
It’s a great idea and I will gladly take on a leadership role in implementing it.

4 Fingers
I think it’s a good idea/decision and will work for it.

3 Fingers
I’m not in total agreement, I but feel comfortable to let this decision or a proposal pass without further discussion.

2 Fingers
I would like to discuss some minor issues before committing to support this.

1 Finger
I still need to discuss quite a few issues and suggest changes that should be made.

I can't live with this. I'll fight it.

If anyone holds up fewer than three fingers, they should be given the opportunity to state their objections and the team should address their concerns. Teams continue the FIST TO FIVE process until they achieve consensus (a minimum of three fingers or higher) or determine they must move on to the next issue).

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