Finding Common Ground
This process encourages learners to find and make interesting connections with one another.
- Learners work within table groups to identify as many non-obvious things that they have in common as possible in 3-5 minutes (e.g., they have all gone zip-lining; they have all had a broken bone; they have all played a practical joke on someone that backfired). The goal is to find three unusual or unexpected commonalities within the time frame.
- When the time is up, each group chooses one interesting commonality to share with the room.
- During sharing, invite other learners to raise their hand if they share the commonality.
Similar to “step to the line” https://blog.sharetolearn.com/curriculum-teaching-strategies/fun-professional-development-activities/