I found a wonderful video a few months ago. I always save video links in a notepad on my phone. You just never know when you might need it.
My good friend, Lauren, reminded me of this video just last week. For simply watching the video, I knew I wanted to recreate the activity on campus with the staff.
So take a look at the video, All That We Share.
TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY
Our passion to serve.
Our passion to teach.
Our passion to inspire, motivate, and to make a difference.
3. Explain now that we share more things in common that you just might not realize. You will then read out a few statements. If they have these in common, they will join the middle of the circle. Ask them to take a minute and recognize the people standing around you that share the same things with you.
4. The statements at the beginning are simple and lack little meaning. As you reach the bottom of the list, the statements are more powerful.
Who has ever travelled overseas?
Who is scared of heights?
Who has famous relatives?
Who likes to ride motorcycles?
Does anyone think Chic Fil A is overrated?
Who exercises at least 4 times a week?
Who has never had a speeding ticket?
Who has ridden on a subway?
Who has never been on a plane?
Who has ever taken on a restaurant’s food challenge?
Who plays video games?
Who has never seen The Godfather?
Who is a step parent?
Who has a step parent?
Who said they would never be a teacher?
Who has ever been bullied?
Who has saved someone’s life?
Who has beaten cancer?
“The students placed in your classes are here for a reason too. Some student in your class needs you this year. It is our job to determine who that is and what that need is. Let’s go make a difference.”