As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I had the opportunity to facilate some activites with the staff at my school. It was such a blast! Though I was nervous, I thought that things went really well- better than I expected! To be honest, I feel most at home in groups and I love to facilitate and observe the dynamics that spark between people.
Though I used theses activites for adults, they can be easily accomodated to use in smaller groups and with your students.
Keep reading to get the agenda, directions, and materials that you need to faciliate these activitites....
I have done this particular activty before while faciliating in a progam called Smart Girl, Inc. (which is an amazing program by the way!) and loved seeing the literal and emotional move from competition to teamwork. Basically, the group comes into this thinking they are playing four way tug of war. You allow them to work from thier assumptions until they realize that they can score more points if they work together instead of against each other. Just like in the education system! Collaboration is key.
Click the link below to get my agenda, with directions and materials: