Mrs. Dunn: Save a party.

In Experience, Human behavior, Just plain fun, Networking on 02/10/2010 at 10:10 am

A few weeks ago, Sydney and I went to the most random dinner ever with the most random group of people ever. It had serious potential awkwardness written all over it.

But then I remembered a game my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Dunn made us play on the first day of school to get us all to start talking to each other:

1. Talk about yourself, your accomplishments, your life, your goals, your dreams, your fears – for two minutes.
2. No embellishing allowed – just straight facts.
3. Those listening shouldn’t be judgmental.
4. Stop after two minutes.
5. Allow the others in the group to do Q & A / follow up on any interesting points for two minutes.
6. Move onto the next person.

By the end of this game (and before our dinners even showed up), I had something in common with everyone. No joke.

Mrs. Dunn, thanks for coming to our rescue – 21 years later. If you’re reading this, could you please remind me what the name of this icebreaker is? Because right now, it’s just called the 2-minute-bragging-game. And I’m positive you had a better name for it . . . .

  1. totally, totally, TOTALLY random, but this isn’t Mrs. Dunn from Crescent Intermediate by any chance, is it? because we played that same game in the fourth grade, and my teacher’s name was also Mrs. Dunn. hadn’t thought about it in years!

    • Haha! No – my teacher was at Faria Elementary, but what a coincidence!

      Maybe she moved to a different school? Which area was Crescent Intermediate in?

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. that’s such a funny coincidence. Mrs. Dunn was at Crescent in Orange County, CA in like ’94.

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