These look awesome. I love how you have taken the students through the process, ready to apply it into a social setting. I would love to know how it goes and if there is anything I can do to help/ offer please let me know. :0)
Great questions Jessica. I would possible start off with students creating some sort of learner map or people boards- asking them questions about themselves- what excites/ energises you? What stresses you? How do you learn? What do you like to learn? What do you find tricky? How do you like to communicate? How does someone repair communication breakage with you? etc Then it would be great to have these things pinned up (physically or virtually) so that people could make connections- i.e I see that Maths stresses you, and I know some great tricks that may help- so would you like me to share them with you?
I also think that there maybe some coaching prompts needed to support the students in finding out more about what another and knowing how best to utilise connections.