The bargain Zhiro is referring to happened here.
I had an interesting evening. For my job with the Pop Culture Classroom, we have teacher training meetings. This was my first one, and it was with an instructor from the local center for creative arts who helps people incorporate theater techniques into other kinds of classrooms. We were introduced to variations on tableau exercises, which were a lot of fun, and also more simple exercises great for warm ups.
One of them was the four corners game. I had never played this game before, but many folks seemed familiar with it. The idea, if you are like me and this is new, is that you identify four corners in the room. Then you assign different things for each corner and people move to that corner. Sometimes lots of people end up in one spot, other times there’s just one or none. You might not feel 100% like that particular corner, or torn between two choices, but you still have to choose.
I thought the questions we were asked were interesting, so I decided to play the same game with you and ask you which corners YOU would pick! Here are the corners:
1. Creative, Imaginative, Innovative, Visionary
2. An engaged person is like: Ice water, A hot cup of coffee, a smoothie, a root beer float
3. Question, Answer, Speak, Listen
4. Managing a group (here it was a classroom, but substitute your own group of choice if you’re not a teacher) is like: A laundry basket, a three ring circus, a parade, a tornado
What corners would you have chosen, and why? Below are my answers, although if you want to skip them and comment with your own first, so I don’t influence your thinking, I will leave a gap here.
Okay, I went with creative because I primarily CREATE things, Smoothie because it’s colorful and I think of excitement as full of mental color, Question because I’m often more interested in the question than the answer, and three-ring-circus because ideally the chaos is fun yet also controlled enough to function.
I’m excited to see what you would have chosen!