There are two primary methods that I use to guide students in a reflection of their identity as a member of a group. Different teachers tend to connect better with one or the other. Using the compass points protocol and color personality assessment to frame our discussion not only helps students reflect on what they contribute in a group setting, it also gives us a common vocabulary to use throughout the year.
After using one of these frameworks, it is useful to have students share out their categorization with rest of the class. Typically, there will be a pretty good mix of personalities represented in the class and it can be a great time to discuss the importance of valuing the different qualities that group members contribute. Each strategy is outlined below:
Compass Points Protocol
Father, Physics Teacher, Knowles Fellow, Friend, Techie, and Musician