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3 Cool and Creative Exercises in Your Classroom, With Post-It Notes

 
Author: Orly Katz
 
 

Many exercises in your classroom can be created with the little Post-It notes we all know.

One of the ways to create a fun exercise with notes is to give each participant a note and ask them to write a question related to the lesson’s topic.

For example:

If the lesson is about purpose and self-fulfillment, they could write questions such as:

  • What do you most like to do on vacation?
  • When did you do something and feel that time stood still?
  • And so on, in any topic, any question is welcome.

Then there are the following options:

  • You collect all the notes in a hat, then each participant takes a random note and answers the question.
  • All the participants wander around the room, and when your bell sounds, they form pairs with the closest person to them, and have 1 minute to answer the question they drew from the hat, then other partner has 1 minute to answer their question. At the end of two minutes, they swap notes, so each person has a question they didn’t select, and then they wander around the room again. After another 30 seconds, the bell sounds and they find a new partner, ask a new question, and so on.
    This is great fun and quite varied.
  • Another activity with notes, and this time the Post-It sticky notes:

    You can write statements on the note, and on the white board create a large table: agree/disagree.

    Give the notes out randomly to all the participants, and then each person sticks the note in the place they choose on the table, on the agree side or on the disagree side. Then you can develop a serious discussion about this.

As you can see, the sky is the limit with the notes.

Good Luck!

Taken from our accredited online course for teachers:
The Art of Effective Group Facilitation.



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