Read this great blog post by on Indisputably, by Jen Reynolds at University of Oregon School of Law. Jen describes an exercise that she presented at the ABA’s recent conference, which aimed at helping students develop “critical patience”, which dispute resolution practitioners need so much. Sure, we say “patience is very, very important” all the time – but how do we teach it, or help our students develop it?
Read her blog post to hear her suggestion, and then come back to this question:
For her Civil Procedure course, Jen used a statute as a “patience artifact”. For art history, the teacher used a painting. Both of these are contextually suited and connected to the subject matter and basic materials of their respective courses. This got me thinking: Can anyone think of a negotiation-related “patience artifact” (or “thingie”) – some visual object or occurrence to use, instead of addressing it obliquely through a piece of art? Please share! I’d love to try this out, and I’m sure Jen would appreciate suggestions as well.