9/6 Perspective
Taken from: www.thejugglestruggle.net

Write the figure 9 or 6 on a piece of paper and put it on a desk or on the floor. Have students stand on either side of the piece of paper and ask them what they see. One will say 9 and the other will say 6, Who is right?

The discussion will likely go like this: Both sides are right. It depends on where they are standing. How you see things matters and where you are coming from matters. Even though we may differ we are all entitled to our opinions. Perhaps have students change sides – the 9’s become the 6’s – so they can experience life from the other side.

The objective of the exercise is to highlight the fact that the other side’s perspective needs to be heard and listened to as their life experience and culture may differ from our own.