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A High School Wisdom Council


Wisdom councils have so far been used primarily in schools and organizations. Rough describes the results of one such council:

When twelve students participated in a high school Wisdom Council, they developed six unanimous points. The points were focused on class sizes, the need for creative lessons, more meaningful requirements for graduation, etc. In the meeting students talked about serious matters. Some wanted harder classes. Others needed help to keep up. All wanted a safe place where they could be challenged to learn. At a presentation to the superintendent, principal, and city council, the adults expressed pleasant suprise. Many people had underestimated the level of capability and responsibility that randomly chosen students would demonstrate.

But something very similar to a wisdom council was once used nationally in Canada, where adversaries took a break to dream together....