Inspiration Wall: Identify People Who Expand Possibilities is an activity of 30 or more minutes where participants create a visual artwork based on people who inspire them and broaden their horizons.
Planning and Preparation: This activity works with 10-15 participants. It takes at least 30 minutes, and perhaps more, depending on how much time the group devotes to the visual aspects of the collage. You’ll need paper; pens or pencils; flip chart paper or white board; markers; poster board or display board (optional); glue sticks, glue or tape; computer or printer for printing photos, quotations, or other artifacts found online (optional); paper of different colors and textures and other art supplies to decorate a collage (optional). If possible, identify a wall space where the collage can stay up. Or as an alternative, create a display board, binder, or book that can be pulled out again in the future. See facilitator notes for dealing with issues that may arise, such as someone choosing a harmful person or polarizing figure.
Developmental Relationship Element: Expand Possibilities.
CASEL Competencies: collaborating, responsible decision-making.
Objective: Build and strengthen relationships among participants and between participants and leaders. Deepen understanding of Expand Possibilities in Search Institute’s developmental relationships framework.
Approaches to Expanding Possibilities
Ten approaches that can be integrated into program activities that build the Expand Possibilities element of the developmental relationships framework.
Approaches to Sharing Power
Ten approaches that can be integrated into classroom or program activities that build the Sharing Power element of the developmental relationships framework.
Approaches to Providing Support
Ten approaches that can be integrated into classroom or program activities that build the Provide Support element of the developmental relationships framework.