What is a Boss Board?
You know that student in your class who is really good with Sketchup? You know how you always end up pointing other kids to her for help with Dream Home? A Boss Board is a way to automate that process, not just for Dream Home, but for every challenge! With a Boss Board you can decrease the number of hands going up while also helping to build a culture of peer support.
How does it work?
- As students get into FUSE some will quickly take to certain challenges or pieces of technology and develop what we call 'relative expertise' in that subject; they have enough knowledge about something that they can act as experts for their peers. Have these students volunteer to be the "boss" for that challenge or technology.
- Post these students' names on a white board along with the thing they are the boss over. For example you might have a Game Designer boss or a 3D printing boss.
- Encourage students who have a question to look at the Boss Board to find a relevant boss who can help them.
What if I don't have a big whiteboard?
No worries! You can also use a digital version and display it on a large screen or smart board. Here's a template for you to use: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1HKrRDwjuI7Qo_b3K2ZOVdZ69bVzLymt7zLWLyVyBw4c/edit?usp=sharing