Wagon Wheel (Review tool)

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Intent or purpose: 
Particpant have an opportunity to review a session or a workshop.
Used as component of: 
Workshop or session
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Optimal amount of time needed: 
2 Minutes
Usual or Expected Outcomes: 
A review of a session or workshop.
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Level of Difficulty to Facilitate: 
Facilitation skills required
Setting and Materials: 
Space for a circle with one half of the participants
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Ask the group to form a circle, count off by A, B, A, B, etc. until everyone is either A or B. Invite all the A?s to take 3 steps into the circle, turn around and find a B to pair up with; there will now be a smaller inner circle formation (A?s) facing an outer circle (B?s). If the group had an odd number, two A?s can stick together throughout all rotations. With each rotation, only the outer circle of B?s moves the designated number of spaces/people that the facilitator requests. A?s stay put as the hub of the wheel in the center, and B?s rotate when asked to find their new partner.<br><br>

Facilitator sets up the activity, keeps time, and asks the outer circle of B?s to rotate a certain number of spots when it?s time to move to the next question. <br><br>

To use as an <b>End of the session/workshop review tool</b>, first introduce the Head, Heart, Hands, and Spirit Model by describing how our Head (intellect/logic), Heart (emotions/compassion), Hands (practical application of our skills and learning), and Spirit (larger purpose) are all integral to achieving excellence in our fields. The session review can include questions such as:<br>
1. <b>Head</b>: With your partner, describe in 60 seconds one insight gained at this session/workshop. Switch and listen to your partner share their insight. Rotate. <br>
2. <b>Heart</b>: With your new partner, each takes a minute to explain one thing from the session/workshop that had an emotional impact on you. Rotate. <br>
3. <b>Hands</b>: With your next partner, both share one specific way you will apply what you learned back in your work setting. Rotate. <br>
4. <b>Spirit</b>: On your fourth rotation, explain how one particular session takeaway will serve/support/inspire another person or people.<br><br>
<b>Tip</b>: Questions can be substituted depending on the facilitator/participant goals.<br><br>

The facilitator can invite participants to share examples of answers from the questions either before the next rotation or at the end of all the questions, while the experience is still fresh. Since this is an extraverted oriented activity, it can be helpful to also allow time at the beginning or end for reflection, note-taking or journaling.<br><br>
It?s a good idea to have a whistle or noisemaker when it?s time to rotate the Wagon Wheel, as this activity can get loud with larger groups.<br>

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Shoshanna Cogan
Derived from: 
The Wagon Wheel and HHHS Model are adaptations of activities funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Shoshanna Cogan is an international trainer and consultant with over 21 years of experience serving over 15,000 participants as a college educator, professional counselor, program director, and international leadership consultant. She can be contacted at +1-716-745-7889 or ShoshannaCogan@aol.com.<br> Found on the GRP- FACL Listserve April 2006
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