Monday, November 30, 2015

Marshmallow Telephone

Marshmallow, Toothpick, Sculptures, Team Building Activity
When information is passed from one person to the next, things can become confused and distorted. This is especially true when we are in a hurry or we don’t know the whole story. If we are in a hurry, we leave out important facts; if we don’t know the whole story, we may fill in the blanks with information that may or may not be true. Either way, the story becomes farther and farther from the truth.  If someone wants to know the truth, they need to go to the original source and find out what they want to know. We should never completely believe anyone who is relating information to us second or third hand unless we can verify the information in some manner.

Materials for each team:
  •          20 miniature marshmallows
  •         20 toothpicks for every three people in the class.
  •         A lunch sack or plastic bag

Time Frame: 
30 minutes plus discussion time

Monday, November 23, 2015

Quote of the Week

St Louis Cardinals, Manager, Whitey Herzog, Topps baseball card, baseball card
"The one thing I've decided after looking at baseball from top to bottom is that unless the whole organization is working together for one common purpose and under one philosophy, the club isn't going to win..."
- Whitey Herzog