The Brain Game (Leadership Project Prep Activity)
1, 2, 3, TY, 5, 6, LCA
Leadership in Learning
Being Creative, Communicating, Managing Information & Thinking, Managing Myself, Working With Others
Leadership; Service Project; Brain Game
Each “month” of activity is completed in 30 minutes and each team will have tasks to complete each month. Students will use email and web-research to complete their tasks. Many of these tasks will include the students contacting various stakeholders or potential contributors to the project. All external communication throughout the activity is done by emailing “the brain”.
A team of teachers or older students are needed to answer the “Brain” emails. One adult acting as a “brain” can support up to 3 teams of students. They will reply, in character, as the various stakeholders in the project.
An outline of predetermined tasks is provided to teams, but additional tasks can come to teams via the brain. The activity is designed to help students develop a sense of what it is like for the team to manage a project from start to finish. They should experience what it’s like to communicate in a formal fashion via email communication, to be put under pressure, to adapt to changes and to solve problems that arise within a project.