Peer interviews

As our שבת (Shabbat) projects take shape in ענפים (Anafim, “branches” for 3rd-4th grade children), the children are starting to interview each other to develop their artist’s statements.

Sometimes the questions are spontaneous: “Whoa! How did you do that?”

Sometimes, great follow-up questions grow out of answers to our set interview protocol: “Wait, that’s really different than what you did at first. How did you change your mind?”

In addition to giving everyone a chance to really think through and articulate their own ideas, the peer interview process gives each child the opportunity to listen extra carefully to someone else’s ideas.

Of course, sometimes it helps to have a prop. Speak into the mic, please, sir!

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