Weekly Tribes Online 2020: Passing the Online Talking Stick

This idea comes from Kinsley, a facilitator at Peace Learning Center.

Choose an object, either real or imaginary and take turns ‘throwing’ and ‘catching’ it in Zoom or some other platform where all can be seen.  For example, pass the imaginary basketball to designate who will speak next – it is helpful to ask, “Who’s ready?” and have people put up their arms to ‘catch’, before ‘throwing’.

Another idea is to have each participant have an object to pick up and show as their ‘talking stick’…then when they finish talking and ask, “Who’s ready?”, they can toss their object into the air as the next person picks it up and begins speaking.