My extended definition: A glyph is also a collaborative activity that is fun to do with adults and students. An image of something (person, house, food, object, pumpkin, etc.) is created with data. The data is gathered from answering questions, and the answers to those questions are represented with pictures, colors, and/or symbols. Glyphs can be used with students, adults, employees, and managers in any organization.
This particular glyph was done with adults at the beginning of the school year, but the questions can be easily modified and customized to your needs. I want to especially thank Julio Crespo, an amazing artist, muralist, and teacher, for drawing this unisex kid for me several years ago. Why is the kid unisex? Because it allows an artist to use his or her imagination to create a unique person. For a copy of the kid and glyph activity, click on this link: http://bit.ly/kidglyph
This activity is beyond fun, and it provides a teachable moment to acknowledge and embrace the similarities and differences of people/students in the room. Enough of my explaining, see the results and try it for yourself!
Materials: crayons/color pencils, kid glyph, glyph instructions, stickers, and an imagination!
Please feel free to share you experience using this glyph or another one in the comments section. Cheers! - Acacia