With all the divisive, ugly, and truly damaging rhetoric flying around the globe at present~took the opportunity at last night's Small Community gathering to talk about the power of words. Then, I taped a blank piece of paper on everyone's back and handed out markers. They spent several jabbering moments running around the room and writing compliments on each other's backs.
I've done this exercise before~there's something about the pseudo-anonymity that works for honest kind words to just pour out.
We spent the rest of the time playing Scrabble and Bookopoly and most of them talked about how worried they are about getting back into the US at the end of Spring Break.
While I've had some wild conversations with students~this topic is a new and scary one.
But, for this one night~we ate Valentine candy and had shrieking fun over board games with our international friends/classmates.