This is a one page check list for guiding creative conversations in class, at work or at home.
First establish the simple rule that some words are out of our vocabulary. Then advise which words to use to give constructive feedback. Finally, add humor and care, and ignite a communicative and productive environment.
Share this check list with your colleagues, students or family. Or simply hang on the board or the refrigerator, for a constant reminder on how to talk in ways that make others listen, cooperate, and enjoy a playful molding of ideas into the best-suited solution.