However, as much as students love having an open forum to share their thoughts, there are only so many “open discussions” we can have before the format gets bored and redundant.

The night before, give yourself 10 minutes for a quick dress rehearsal and make sure your outfit is interview ready (i.e.

Discussions are the cornerstone of my teaching style.

Employers at one event were impressed with the initiative of a student who designed and assembled her cards own using paper and cardboard.

Winding up the session Dressing for your ‘dates’ While you don’t need the 1980s-style power suit ensemble complete with shoulder pads (unless that’s your thing), it’s important to look polished and professional.

That led me to create a new discussion style: “Speed Dating Discussion.” One set of students stays sitting in chairs while the other group rotates around.

They spend a few minutes with one of the “sitting” students discussing the current topic on the board. It’s just like speed dating, but the goal is to end with debate, not a date. I had my “sitting” students sit on the inside of the circle so the other half could just rotate around the outside.Then, I create a slideshow that had 7 discussion topics, one on each slide. We have gone 1:1 this year so each student has a Google Chromebook.However, I didn’t want them to focus on filling out the organizer the entire time.There is a small amount of prep that goes into this. It just made more logistical sense in my classroom.First, I created an overview sheet that explained the concept to my students and included a graphic organizer for them to fill out to give them some accountability. Set up the desks and then divide your class into two groups, one that stays sitting and one that rotates. Again, I used a simple graphic organizer that I assigned to my kids through Google Classroom.Spree will put all your other dating apps to shame, so say goodbye to swiping and hello to your potential future.