Last week, I wanted to work on teamwork, communication, and support in my small groups. I found that this activity was one that I could easily do with all the majority of my groups, 3rd through 6th.
Don't forget to debrief!
Although I typically will allow the group to show me the way in which to go for discussion...
here are some questions to get you started.
What did we just do?
How did we do it? What made us successful/unsuccessful?
Was everyone with an idea listened too?
If you were blindfolded or muted, did you feel taken care of and listened too?
What was the hardest part of this activity? The easiest?
If you would like to focus more on support, here are some questions you could ask:
What are some "alligators" in your life, challenges that that are sometimes tough to get through?
What/who helps you deal with these alligators?
Are you ever all alone on your life raft?
Who can you trust? Who can you rely on?
*taken from the Smart Girl Curriculum found here: http://www.schoolcounselor.org/store_product.asp?prodid=274