Four Things About Us

Type of strategy: CollaborationEnergizers and State ChangersOpeners & Get to Know You

Sharing four things that are true about your life and journey as a way to bond and get to know each other.

Directions: 

    1. Give each person a ½ sheet of paper with this on it: “Write four things that are true about your life and journey as it relates to ____________________.” (options: instructional technology, coaching, grants, beliefs...etc.)
    2. Ask each person to complete the sheet, not put their name on it, and return it to the facilitator.
    3. Thoroughly mix up the returned papers.  Redistribute them at random to the participants.
    4. Instruct the groups to read their new paper and, in a small (table) group, summarize the 4 things that are most true of the responses they have.
    5. In the whole group, open a wordle and record each of the group’s responses by having one person read their group’s list of 4 things.  Alternately, collect the responses and have one person enter them into a wordle.
    6. Generate the wordle and discuss the results (which will, probably, be remarkably similar).

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns