A good start to get to know each other is a game, in which we can introduce ourselves in a playful way. At the same time we can share information on our professions and on our personality. As the other participants guess, what our dreams were, we open up, because we feel, that the others show interest in our personal history.
The exercise helps to see each other as human beings far from current professions or positions. At the same time we already start to reflect on what became of our childhood dreams, which then leads us to see the children we deal with as persons, who have aspirations and dreams
Take a sheet of paper and a pencil. Draw three professions: Two professions you dreamt to become when you were a child and the profession you actually perform.
Move freely within the room and show your paper to your partners. Let them guess the professions.
Go back to your seat and explain to the plenum what was your childhood dream and what is your profession now.