We Need to Talk

Note: This activity works best with medium-sized groups of 6 to 8 students per group.

The instructor will whisper a complex message to the first student in a group. An example of the message might be “Our final exam will be given next Tuesday, February 5th, at 2 p.m. in Room 1151.”

That student whispers the message to the next student in the group. Each group follows this process until all members of each group have heard the whispered message. Here are the rules you are to follow:

The instructor will then restate the original message so that the group can compare it to the message that was delivered by the last student in the group.

Class Activity - We Need to Talk Instructions