The Domino Effect (VIDEO)
Before attending our school choir and band concert last week, I knew it was important to discuss “audience etiquette.” So, as we do in teaching many concepts and ideas, we presented a metaphor to help us better understand our significance as members of an audience. Each company member took a domino and gently placed it on the carpet, standing up right, one next to the other. I asked the class how these dominoes represent us. A discussion ensued. Then, someone tapped a domino and the rest fell in succession. I asked again how these dominoes represent us. The discussion continued and all came away from the conversation thinking a bit more about how one affects the whole. The next day, we revisited this theme and wrote what we were thinking. If we could harness these thoughts and keep them tucked inside us as reminders of how everything we do affects someone else, our actions might be different and our world would certainly be.