word and image cards for reflection and connection
by Abigail Lipson, Ph.D. and Sheila M. Reindl, Ed.D.
Bureau of Study Counsel, Harvard University
The Language of Life and Learning TM (LLL) is a deck of 700 cards with words and images to help college students and other users capture and convey their experiences of life and learning. Included is a booklet of exercises designed to serve as catalysts for conversation and communication, to help students and others know and speak their minds and hearts.
“This exercise turned small talk into real talk.” (college student)
“We got to know each other better and moved forward from the exercise as more like fellow human beings in a shared experience, rather than strangers.” (academic advisor)
“A wonderful way for students to share about themselves in a creative and structured format.” (department chairperson)
"I used the Language of Life and Learning again a couple of weeks ago with my spring transfer students, and it really is so great! It prompted a wonderful conversation that got quickly to some really important thoughts and feelings without anyone feeling pressured or uneasy." (dean)
© 2014, 2016 President and Fellows of Harvard College. “The Language of Life and Learning” is a trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College. Graphic design by Graciela Galup.