1A Conversation Games Introduction
1B Intention, Action, Reflection
1C Filling out a Game Report
#intentionschannel. If you are unable to do this for any reason, at least write it down for yourself, or say it clearly out loud or in your own head. Then do your best to follow through on that intention while you are in the conversation. Then to close the intention—>action—>reflection loop, use the template below to fill out a conversation Game Report, and share it to the
#reflectionschannel. In the video below, I talk through each element of the Game Report and how it's designed to optimize your learning Flow.
Briefly describe who was in the conversation, where the conversation was held, how the conversation came about, and how long it lasted.
As objectively as you can, describe what transpired in the conversation. What topics did you cover, and what if any important developments occurred?
How did you feel before, during and after the conversation? Describe the main positive and negative emotional reactions to the events, and the thoughts associated to those emotions.
What was your explicit intention entering into the conversation? Based on your emotional reactions, what might have been your implicit expectations?
How did you perform against your explicit intentions? How about your implicit expectations? How well did the challenge you set for yourself match up with your skills. How was your follow through? And what factors do you think most contributed to your follow through, or lack thereof? What other aspects of your performance stuck out to you?
What new words or expressions did you pick up from this conversation? What new facts about the world or your conversation partner did you learn?
What has this experience taught you about yourself and the process of spoken language acquisition? What surprised you? What do you find yourself more curious about?
What aspect of this whole conversation experience are you most grateful for?
Looking forward, what generally do you intend to focus on for your next conversation game?