Teaching self-awareness and building relationships remotely can be especially challenging with high-school aged students. We compiled this list of conversation starters for students in 9th-12th grade to expand and deepen dialogue in creative and engaging ways.
Let’s see where we all are on the Mindset Map. Dive into why if you feel comfortable.
Let’s talk about a rose and thorn from the last week (rose: beautiful moment, thorn: challenging moment).
Name an imaginary college class you wish this school offered.
What is something fun that you learned in the last week that you can share with me?
What would the title of your autobiography be?
Besides graduating, what is your number one goal for your remaining time at school?
Who do you think is a great example of a successful person?
What do you most appreciate in life?
What do people never ask you that you wish they did?
What animal represents you in the present and why? (You can also ask in the past and future.)
Are you an early bird or night owl?
What’s the last great TV show or movie you wanted?
What’s your favorite tradition?
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
What unusual superpower would you like to have? (No flying, invisibility, X-ray vision, or super strength/speed - think outside of the box)
If you could hang out with any cartoon character, who would you choose and why?
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you choose to be?
Would you rather meet your travel back in time to meet your ancestors or to the future to meet your descendants?
Do you have any hidden talents?
What song, album, or artist could you listen to on repeat?
What movie do you think everyone should watch?
You can only choose one to use for the rest of your life, which do you choose? (TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook)