• Shivani Singh

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Shivani's Bio:
    I’m a Management and Marketing degree student from Mumbai, India! I love sharing my stories and experiences at St. Scholastica!

  • Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

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    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

Human Checkers in Ethics Class

On Thursday, in my Management Ethics class with Melissa Goodson and Kathy Modin, I along with the class participated in a Human Checkers Activity. It was exactly what it sounds like. Melissa, and Kathy laid down blue and white sheets of paper to make the board and had two different colored (pink and black) sheets for 12 players on each team to identify.

Two leaders Arina and Taylor volunteered to be the respective leaders of the team as they believed to understand the game and rules well enough to compete and take on the responsibility. So each team had 12 players, 1 leader along with a set of set observing (everyone else who didn’t join the teams) and of course the Melissa, and Kathy their moves.

All the student observers got a sheet with a couple questions regarding the strategy, leadership styles, winning teams adaptability and more. I was one of the observers and genuinely found out a lot of behaviors and leadership traits. I firsthand learnt to distinguish between a ‘boss’ and a ‘leader’ by witnessing. Also how stress plays a dynamic and crucial role in the process was intriguing to see.

However, it was a great learning activity to display the similarities as well as the differences. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend doing a ‘checkers’ activity since I, and some other didn’t know the game. However, if we could have everyone debrief with the rules at the beginning and then go on, that may help smooth things.

It was a hands-on experience to take away and absorb from! I enjoy seeing instructors/professors trying something new to display concepts and aid learning to be more influential.

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