Group work and group discussion can help students feel connected in the classroom. Being part of a group discussion can promote creativity and concentration. Nil Ask students to get into groups of five Tell students that their task will be to work in their groups and find five things that everyone in their group has in common that are not to do with school. Make the rule that body parts (we all have arms etc.) and clothing (we all wear pants etc.) do not count. Ask students to nominate one person in their group to write down things everyone had in common, When all groups have finished writing their list of five things ask a volunteer from each group to read out their list. See if anything overlaps across all group lists. There might be one thing all students have in common!