The correct order of steps is:
- Step 1 – Prepare struggle scenarios to prompt the brainstorm activity.
- Step 2 – Ask teachers to list out their own challenges on sticky notes.
- Step 3 – Ask teachers to organize their challenges from most frustrating to least frustrating.
- Step 4 – Rank challenges by number of people affected.
- Step 5 – Ask teachers to circle challenges they are most motivated to address.
Explanation: The Gripe Jam process begins with preparing struggle scenarios to prompt teachers into thinking about their daily challenges. These scenarios are presented and help to elicit specific problems teachers face. Next, teachers list their challenges on sticky notes. They then organize these notes from most to least frustrating, making a conscious evaluation of their frustrations. Following this, teachers rank their challenges based on the number of people affected, adding a layer of prioritization. Finally, teachers are asked to circle the challenges they are most passionate about solving, identifying the issues they are most motivated to address. This structured approach ensures a comprehensive and focused analysis of the problems teachers face in their practice.
Read more here: Chapter 5: Step 1: Identify and Understand a Challenge