(TOPIC: FAILING FORWARD)
EVERYONE IN A CIRCLE. WE ARE GOING TO SAY A PATTERN, ONE WORD PER STUDENT, GOING CLOCKWISE. IT GOES LIKE:
ONE DUCK, TWO LEGS, QUACK
TWO DUCKS, FOUR LEGS, QUACK QUACK
THREE DUCKS, SIX LEGS, QUACK QUACK QUACK AND SO ON, TILL SOMEONE MISSES.
TRY WITH AN INSECT INSTEAD OF A DUCK (6 LEGS PER INSECT), OR A SPIDER (EIGHT LEGS) AND INVENT A SOUND THE INSECT MIGHT MAKE.
DEBRIEF: “I HAVE NOT FAILED. I HAVE JUST FOUND 10,000 WAYS THAT WON’T WORK.” THOMAS EDISON. STUDENTS CAN THINK OF ONE MISTAKE THEY HAVE MADE THIS WEEK (AND WHAT IT TAUGHT THEM) AND SHARE IT WITH THEIR PARTNER. USE THIS SENTENCE STRUCTURE (MY FAVOURITE MISTAKE THIS WEEK IS………..BECAUSE I LEARNED……………)
ACTIVITIES FOR PASTORAL CARE & WELLBEING CLASSES
All activities have been adapted by Unleashing Personal Potential from www.improvencyclopedia.org, www.reachout.com, www.playmeo.com, www.tom.edu.au, and through years of practice in education. Thanks to the many educators who have contributed to this list of tried and tested activities.
For more activities like this (and much more), check out THRIVE Online Lesson Modules for Pastoral Care and Wellbeing.