The word ‘conglom’ is a term used to describe the ritual of daily meetings at the beginning of every school day at Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India.
Riverside starts every school day (that’s right, every day) with dedicated relationship-building time, often involving fun group games and activities. These conglom daily discussions meet the physical, social and emotional needs of the students, not to mention, positively contribute to their academic performance.
Watch this short five-minute video to see congloms in action, and listen to teachers and students discuss the enormous benefits of connecting before content.
You may note that many of the activities featured in the video can be found in playmeo’s activity database, for example, the Stepping Stones group initiative which the older students were navigating.
With thanks to Edutopia, this article was sourced from their fascinating series that explores Schools That Work.