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Daft 'getting to know you' group activities.

Discussion in 'Personal' started by onmyknees, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. onmyknees

    onmyknees Established commenter

    Best one ever today at a local training session - think of a challenging child in your class and choose one of the liquorice allsorts from the plate on your table. Explain to the person next to you how it represents the child you are thinking about.


    Any more daft ones?!
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  2. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Sounds hilarious. I'd have been all over that…

    I would have chosen a pink one with the white middle and stated that it reminded me of the white kid with the large hole in their face that simply would never close.
    kibosh likes this.
  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    That has the potential to be quite mean.
  4. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I'm immediately reminded of that kid I used to teach who never wore the correct school uniform.

  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And everyone there was an adult?

    Got to check...
    Rhoswen77 likes this.
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Actually, which sweets and snacks would better represent difficult kids you taught?

    Nut brittle?
    Jelly Bellies?
  7. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    Didn't they make little liquorice cane shapes to go in the packet?
  8. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Urgh. I'd rather crawl over broken glass than do these group sessions. I'm not even a classic introvert and I still hate them.
    Rhoswen77 and smoothnewt like this.
  9. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I'm a vintage introvert . . I find those group sessions positively futuristic
    Rhoswen77, coffeekid and smoothnewt like this.
  10. felltogroundinberkeleysquare

    felltogroundinberkeleysquare Established commenter

    Apart from the Chinese whispers one, which is old hat or should I say Coolie, the most stupid group activity I have done is to try to build a lego tower which bends and must be a metre high at least. So of course, we all stepped our lego, when all that was required was to build one on top of the other and let gravity do the rest. Sort of a lesson in life that one.
    kibosh likes this.
  11. onmyknees

    onmyknees Established commenter

    Yes- all adults with several hundred years experience between us!
  12. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    I know "providers" put a lot of effort into it, and I do always think "If I knew and liked that person, would I not put my arms over my face and try to pretend I wasn't there" but.....
  13. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Sounds potentially racist.

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