Speed dating game for the classroom
Give each pair a few minutes to chat, and then shout “change”.
There isn’t any offensive content but perhaps some cultural sensitivities should be borne in mind and the entire concept may be inappropriate for some non-European cultures.
Hard Talk One of my favorite and often the most impactful team building activities is HARDtalk in which the leader of the team is exposed to hard hitting questions.
The key is the first questions, which needs to be the toughest one, the one that everybody wants to know the answer for and the one that people gossip about. As the audience gasps and holds their breath at the audacity of me to ask the question everybody wants asked but nobody dares to.
This game also allows immediate feedback on the students work.I had a timer going on the board and for 2 minutes they had to have “lids down” and just have a conversation.After that, I gave them 1 minute to briefly record their thoughts on the organizer.He told his students that I would be included in the speed dating round and who is able to explain the game.This game was a great way to see the student's thinking in action.
Then, I keep on digging deeper with follow up questions that doesn’t let the boss off the hook but forces him/her to explain their actions and address the consequences.3.