Monday, December 7, 2020

Tweet from MindShift: Ways to check for understanding

via MindShift (@MindShiftKQED
"7 awesome ways to check for understanding. Which one's your favorite?
Ideas from @ImpactWales"

7 awesome ways to check for understanding.
7 awesome ways to check for understanding.

As a reporter, I am listening, processing, and summarizing what I see and hear in the meetings I report on. In my recent remote reporting (while on a Zoom or conference bridge) I type the notes into Twitter as the meeting happens. With a hashtag, I can find the twitter thread easily (and so can someone else). 

I go back the next day, or as soon after as time permits, and capture those tweets in my meeting 'recap'. As I listen to the meeting recording to prepare it for publication on the Franklin Matters podcast, I am also able to check what I heard and what I noted of it. Most of the time I do well. The most opportunity is with spelling of proper nouns used.  

Yes, this takes work but it is part of the process to ensure accurate information is shared. It is also a learning process. Many meetings are introducing new concepts or pieces of legislation and the major questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why...) need to be understood. Once the basics are, there is usually another level of detail raised by additional questions around impact to related areas or to the residents, never mind what does it cost or what the financial impact is.


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