How do you get the conversation started? Sometimes when you are working with groups, you need a little kick start for a conversation. I use some old fashioned icebreaker questions, but have given them a new look. I found some clear glass pebbles at a local craft store on sale for $1.00 a bag, used my scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and best fine-tipped Sharpie marker to create some question stones.
We have used the stones several ways.
One way is to just pass around the can and each student takes a stone, reads his or her question, and everyone takes a turn as we go around the table.
Another way is to have each student take a stone and put it on the table in front of them. Have one student start by picking another student who has to answer their stone. When students have answered they pull their stone away indicating they can't be picked again. Keep going until everyone has answered.