1. The teacher creates random groups of 3-5 by using https://www.randomlists.com/team-generator
2. Each group gets a paper/document with a 9×9 grid. Make sure each 3×3 grid is easily distinguishable, either by making a little room between each 3×3 grid, or by bolding the line between each 3×3 grid.
3. Get the students to write their main challenge in the central 3×3 grid (Row 5, column 5).
4. In the surrounding 8 cells the students have to put central key points about the challenge. This should be broader topics and not specific ideas. In the central box it’s important to be bold, and none-judgmental regarding ideas.
5. Put the answers from step 3 into the centre of each of the remaining 3×3 grid. So that R4C4 (A) is put into R2C2, R4C5 → R2C5, and so forth. (See illustration for clarification.)
6. Have the students generate ideas surrounding each new box, with the now, new central topic for each 3×3 grid. They are allowed to be more specific in this step.
Draw upon different idea generating methods in the first generation of ideas (Step 3). This could be
activities like A.1 Party time, 3.1 Adapt-A-Role, and so forth.