Archive for August, 2013

Team Tally Part Two: Back to School Version

On Thursday I shared one of my favorite methods for sparking conversation and building rapport in groups that I call “Team Tally”. This group commonalities questionnaire serves as a “get to know you” or group celebration activity that involves friendly competition between teams of students or colleagues. Groups talk through questions about their interests and […]

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Classroom Community

Team Tally: A Simple Group Building and “Get to Know You” Activity

It’s time once again for back to school and fall program kick off. Here is an activity that is perfect for building rapport in new groups coming together for the first time, or for exploring commonalities and group building in existing groups of all kinds.   Team Tally This group commonalities questionnaire serves as a […]

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Postcard Reflection

The Power of Using Objects, Pictures, and Other Metaphoric Methods in Teaching and Group Facilitation

  My summer travels forced me to take a break from the blog. Today I’m inspired to write again after reading Adam Clark’s comment on my June post about “Making the Most of Transitions”. “Great post here with lots of useful suggestions for transitions! Even though we are now entering into our beginning of year […]

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