3 Minute TEDtalk
Students share about themselves and their passions in their own unique way
Students consider strategies that help with listening
All Catch Challenge Activity
Group activity gets students using strategies to respond to challenge
Alternate Ending: Historical Leaders
Historical Leaders provide the context to map challenge responses
Alternate Ending: Personal History
Personal choices provide the context to map challenge responses
Body Language 1
Analyze short videos about body language
Body Language 2
Video clips help observe the use of different types of body language
Dynamic team game to assess skills and increase the score
One on one conversations that boost connection
Practice teamwork by putting cards in order quickly, but there’s a catch!
Choose Your Own Adventure
Students practice and observe group-decision making through a peer-learning strategy called “Goldfish Bowl”.
Circle of Influence
A tool to develop assertiveness and stress-management
Communication Goes Two Ways
Students try out an activity that requires clear two-way communication
A series of broad discussion questions on communication
Learn three communication styles through skits
Conflict and Disagreement: Lost at Sea
Group activity and discussion on handling disagreement.
A series of broad discussion questions on conflict
Discuss and create the meaning of conflict
Coping Cootie Catcher
A tool for self-care
Create Your Own Wellness Kit
Make a kit to help manage challenging moments
Does Popularity Matter?
We might be seeking the wrong sort of connection
Do or Decide?
Learn language and strategy for group decision-making
Discussion and group activity provide opportunity to assess behaviors around challenge.
Use quotes to explain personal ideas on leadership
Students give feedback to self and group
Give One Get One Challenge Ideas
Format for sharing ideas and perspectives on challenge
Have fun guessing and learning about classmates
All contribute towards what is important about communication
Beat the clock with team skills
Learning from Trailblazers
Use historical figures to analyze important leadership qualities
A series of broad discussion questions on perseverance and challenge.
Students share appreciations for each other
Good questions that help students reflect.
Students experiment with investigating others inner worlds
Look back on previous ideas of leadership
River Crossing Challenge
Group activity gets students using teamwork skills
Rock, Leaf, Stick Reflection
Hands on reflection for personal takeaways
Seeking to Understand: Identity Poker
Reflect on self identity - listen and learn from the group.
Silent Line Up
Group activity that requires the use of team skills.
Social Responsibility Roundtable
A series of broad discussion questions on social responsibility
Reflection on student assets and the web of strength they create
Facilitated discussion protocol for reflection
The Danger of a Single Story
Consider confronting stereotypes as a way to gain new perspectives
Activity to narrow down important ideas.
View from My Window
An activity that promotes multiple perspective-taking