During one our Professional Development Workshops we conducted The Test.
It was fun and different.
This test was used by Anderson Consulting World Wide, to identify those candidates who are qualified to become management material. Try it!
The Test is a short Quiz of 4 Questions:
- How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?
The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door.
This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
- How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?
Did you say: Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator door.?
Correct answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door.
This questions tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.
- The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend except one.
Which animal doesn’t attend?
Correct answer: The elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him there.
This tests your memory. Okay, one more chance to show your true abilities.
- There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?
Correct answer: You jump into the river and swim across. All the crocodiles are attending the Animal meeting.
This tests whether you learn quickly from you mistakes.
According to Anderson Consulting World Wide, around 90% of professionals they tested got all the answers wrong but many pre-schoolers got several correct answers.
At DJM we provide opportunities for our teachers to present their classroom practices in our Professional Development activities.
- workshops & courses – Behaviour Management, Literacy, Programming, Assessment & reporting; Thinkers Keys, De Bono’s 6 Hats .
- Swap meets – swapping formats, ideas & strategies.
- Resources to copy & share
Our professional development events are current, practical, relevant and fun. Check out our recent PD ” Digital Literacy – Critically Analysing the messages of Social Media using De Bono’s PMI”
Briony DJM teacher in London says:
” Working for DJM is great! They are always available for a chat & are very supportive. Their professional development sessions are great too & always held in a ‘surprise’ venue such as a Health club, or great restaurant or top floor of a pub! They always provide us with food & drink during the workshops. They are a professional team with a friendly approach to teaching. They are always looking after us.”