What I Am Curious About
What I Am Curious About: Exploring Ideas Expands Possibilities is a 30-minute activity where participants use a beach ball that has been prepared with suggested categories to generate thought-provoking ideas and get to know each other. It prompts participants to generate new ideas about things they want to learn more about and how they might connect each other with new resources.
Planning and Preparation: This 30-minute activity works with up to 30 participants, divided into groups of 8-10. You’ll need one beach ball for each group of 5-8 participants. As an alternative, you can use dice and a list of categories. If you use the ball, write a different category in each section of the ball. Categories can be customized for your community. They can include: music/arts; sports; cultures, religion, spirituality, or philosophy; school subjects; technology; science; social media; government/politics; careers; family; food; popular culture; current events. You will toss the ball to participants, and have them find the category closest to their right thumb. They will tell the group something they are curious about in that category. The activity can be as silly or serious as you choose to make it.
Developmental Relationship Element: Expand Possibilities.
CASEL Competencies: communication, self-awareness, social awareness.
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.