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GEESE 
TEACHING LIFE LESSONS 
Created by I M Confident 
Niagara Canada 
www.imconfident.com
LET’S SEE WHAT 
GEESE CAN 
TEACH US ABOUT 
TEAMWORK
COLLABORATION 
What does this word mean?
COLLABORATION 
It means working with 
others in order to achieve 
something.
QUESTION 
Why do geese fly in a ‘V’ 
formation?
ANSWER 
Flying together 
increases the reach 
of the flight by 71% 
compared to only 
one bird flying.
LESSON LEARNED 
collaboration 
 Sharing a goal makes 
it easier than doing it 
alone 
 Team effort provides 
strength
ORGANIZATION 
What does this word mean?
ORGANIZATION 
It means to coordinate 
or arrange something 
into a structured group
QUESTION 
What happens when a 
goose starts drifting in 
another direction away from 
the flock?
ANSWER 
 It feels air resistance and 
will have difficulty flying 
 Reminds goose to get back 
into formation to take 
a...
LESSON LEARNED 
organization 
• Creates harmony 
• Task not so difficult 
• Easier to reach goals
SHARING 
What does this word mean?
SHARING 
It means to have something 
in common, to take 
responsibility together.
QUESTION 
When the lead goose gets 
tired, what happens to the 
flock?
ANSWER 
• Lead goose goes to the 
end of the formation and 
another one takes on lead 
• Work/problems shared 
• Abilities...
LESSON LEARNED 
sharing 
 Creates an effective team 
 Respect for others 
 Workload not so heavy
ENCOURAGEMENT 
What does this word mean?
ENCOURAGEMENT 
It means to give hope, 
confidence, urge to do 
something
QUESTION 
Why do geese squawk 
when flying in formation?
ANSWER 
 To give encouragement 
 Provide assistance to 
those in front so they 
are able to maintain 
speed
LESSON LEARNED 
encouragement 
 Greater progress is 
made 
 Actions and sounds 
(words) motivate and 
promote best outco...
UNITY 
What does this word mean?
UNITY 
It means to combine or 
bring together.
QUESTION 
What happens if a goose 
becomes ill, is hurt or tired?
ANSWER 
• Goose leaves the formation 
• Two other geese go along to 
help/protect, remaining until 
goose dies or is able ...
LESSON LEARNED 
unity 
 Provides support during 
any situation 
 Helps overcome stress 
 Adds value to 
friendships
WHEN LIFE IS SIMPLE, THE FLIGHT OF 
THE YEARS IS MORE PLEASANT. 
PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SMART, 
YET OUR LIVES ARE FILLE...
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  • This presentation is about how Geese can teach us some valuable life lessons.
    It will help you learn how important teamwork can be.
  • What does the word Teamwork mean to you? (A cooperative effort by a group or team, Work produced by a group or team)
    Teamwork is important in all facets of life. We have teams at work, in school, in the community. When teams work together for a common goal, they usually result in success. What would be the traits of a great team?
    Different skills
    Value each other’s opinion
    Respect each other’s differences
    Supporting each other
    Listen to each other
    Open-minded
    Willing to risk making mistakes
    Able to work through conflicts
    Not giving up
    Being accountable to each other
    Willing to share information
    We are now going to start on an activity that will help show the results of good and bad teamwork. Part 1…….
  • Collaboration – what does this word mean?
  • The word collaboration means working together with 1 or more people in order to achieve something.
    Other words that mean the same thing are teamwork, partnership, association, alliance, relationship, cooperation or group effort.
  • Question – Why do geese fly in a V formation?
  • Answer – when geese fly together, it increases the reach of their flight by 71% compared to only 1 bird flying.
    What lesson can we learn from collaboration?
  • What does the word organization mean?
  • The word organization means to coordinate or arrange something into a structured group.
  • Question – What happens when a goose starts drifting in another direction away from the flock?
  • Answer – The goose will feel air resistance and will have difficulty in flying alone.
    This will remind the goose that it should get back into the formation so it can take advantage of the lifting power from the other geese in front.
    What lesson can we learn from Organization?
  • Organization creates harmony. The task will not be so difficult and it will be easier to reach the goals.
    If we have as much sense as a goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed the same way we are.
    Start activity part 3………..
  • Sharing – what does this word mean?
  • Sharing means to have something in common and to take responsibility together.
  • Question – When the lead goose gets tired, what happens to the flock?
  • Answer
    The lead goose goes to the end of the formation and another one takes on as lead.
    In this way, all the work and problems are shared.
    The geese can unite their abilities, resources and capacities.
    What lesson can we learn from Sharing?
  • Sharing teaches us how to create an effective team and respect others.
    It shows us that the workload is not so heavy when working as a team and it allows us to take turn doing different jobs.
    Start activity part 4………….
  • Encouragement – what does this word mean?
  • Encouragement means to give hope, confidence and urge to do something.
  • Question – why do geese squawk when flying in formation?
  • They squawk or honk to give encouragement and to provide assistance to those in front so they are able to maintain their speed.
    What lesson can we learn from Encouragement?
  • Encouragement helps us make greater progress.
    Actions and sounds or words will motivate and promote the best outcome.
    Start activity part 5………..
  • Unity – what does this word mean?
  • Unity means to combine or bring together.
  • Question – what happens if a goose becomes ill, is hurt or tired?
  • The goose will leave the formation and go to the ground.
    Two other geese will follow it down to lend help and protection.
    They will stay with the goose until it is well enough to fly, or until it dies.
    The geese will then rejoin their flock or find another formation to fly with.
    What lesson can we learn from Unity?
  • Unity provides support during any situation.
    It helps overcome stress and adds value to friendships.
    If we have the sense of a goose, we will stand by each other as a good friend should do.
    Complete activity.
  • When life is simple, the flight of the years is more pleasant.
    People are supposed to be smart, yet our lives are filled with complications and chaos.
    So why is it that geese are so smart?
    Now we are going to do an activity on teamwork.
  • Transcript of "Geese - Teaching Life Lessons"

    1. 1. GEESE TEACHING LIFE LESSONS Created by I M Confident Niagara Canada www.imconfident.com
    2. 2. LET’S SEE WHAT GEESE CAN TEACH US ABOUT TEAMWORK
    3. 3. COLLABORATION What does this word mean?
    4. 4. COLLABORATION It means working with others in order to achieve something.
    5. 5. QUESTION Why do geese fly in a ‘V’ formation?
    6. 6. ANSWER Flying together increases the reach of the flight by 71% compared to only one bird flying.
    7. 7. LESSON LEARNED collaboration  Sharing a goal makes it easier than doing it alone  Team effort provides strength
    8. 8. ORGANIZATION What does this word mean?
    9. 9. ORGANIZATION It means to coordinate or arrange something into a structured group
    10. 10. QUESTION What happens when a goose starts drifting in another direction away from the flock?
    11. 11. ANSWER  It feels air resistance and will have difficulty flying  Reminds goose to get back into formation to take advantage of the power from the other geese
    12. 12. LESSON LEARNED organization • Creates harmony • Task not so difficult • Easier to reach goals
    13. 13. SHARING What does this word mean?
    14. 14. SHARING It means to have something in common, to take responsibility together.
    15. 15. QUESTION When the lead goose gets tired, what happens to the flock?
    16. 16. ANSWER • Lead goose goes to the end of the formation and another one takes on lead • Work/problems shared • Abilities, resources and capacities are united
    17. 17. LESSON LEARNED sharing  Creates an effective team  Respect for others  Workload not so heavy
    18. 18. ENCOURAGEMENT What does this word mean?
    19. 19. ENCOURAGEMENT It means to give hope, confidence, urge to do something
    20. 20. QUESTION Why do geese squawk when flying in formation?
    21. 21. ANSWER  To give encouragement  Provide assistance to those in front so they are able to maintain speed
    22. 22. LESSON LEARNED encouragement  Greater progress is made  Actions and sounds (words) motivate and promote best outcome
    23. 23. UNITY What does this word mean?
    24. 24. UNITY It means to combine or bring together.
    25. 25. QUESTION What happens if a goose becomes ill, is hurt or tired?
    26. 26. ANSWER • Goose leaves the formation • Two other geese go along to help/protect, remaining until goose dies or is able to fly again • Geese rejoin their flock or find another formation
    27. 27. LESSON LEARNED unity  Provides support during any situation  Helps overcome stress  Adds value to friendships
    28. 28. WHEN LIFE IS SIMPLE, THE FLIGHT OF THE YEARS IS MORE PLEASANT. PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SMART, YET OUR LIVES ARE FILLED WITH COMPLICATIONS AND CHAOS. SO WHY IS IT THAT GEESE ARE SO SMART?
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