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Why Icebreakers Don’t Work & How to Fix Them

This topic has been a very popular keynote theme and conference workshop session of mine for a few years now. While many understand the concept…

Young people worried that icebreakers don't work

Why Icebreakers Don’t Work & How to Fix Them

This topic has been a very popular keynote theme and conference workshop session of mine for a few years now. While many understand the concept…

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Who Owns An Idea?

My friend and mentor, the late Karl Rohnke, shared a quote with me that inspired the whole trajectory of my career: “A good idea doesn’t…

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Celebrating 500+ Interactive Group Games & Activities

Happy new year everyone! I hope this finds you safe and well, it’s great to be back in the saddle. playmeo has a big year…

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On Being Grateful for 2021

Another year has passed, and what a year it’s been. Certainly, I am not glad that the COVID19 pandemic happened, but I am grateful for…

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Games with an Environmental / Sustainability Theme

Experiential learning is a methodology, not a subject, so when I see it applied across a school’s curriculum, I get particularly excited. That is to…

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Blending Theory with Play to Enhance Experiential Learning

We know that “All work and no play makes Jack (or Jill) a dull person” but what happens if it’s all play and no theory?…

Children playing: Source: HundrED Spotlight Learning Report 2021

Spotlight: Social & Emotional Learning Report

playmeo sits on an Advisory Board that helps inform HundrED in its selection of innovations for their annual Spotlight Projects focused on the development of…

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Top Blog Posts for 2021

If you’re new to playmeo, or have just been too busy to absorb all of our content this year, this post is going to save…

WiLL WiSE, husband, teacher, mentor, coach & author

On Being Intentional: A Dedication to WiLL WiSE

Ten days ago I learned that a good friend and colleague of mine died. His name was WiLL WiSE – husband, teacher, dad, mentor, coach…

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Are You Ready to Learn?

If you have followed my work for a while now, you will know that there are a handful of really – I mean, really –…

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Interview: Why We Should Take Play More Seriously in our Meetings

The million-dollar question is – how do we, as leaders, invite our teams to willingly step outside their comfort zones to try new things, develop…

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Facipulation

This is an article about what happens when you cross facilitation with manipulation. It may sound like a joke, but it’s not – it’s what…

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October Activity Uploads

playmeo is staring down its target of 500+ activities uploaded to its online database by the end of the year. We have just 12 more…

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How to Transfer Learning to the Real World

My nine-year-old son likes to mimic one of his favourite cartoon characters Bluey when he says “In real life?” to respond to something I have…

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Get Help: Book a Free 1:1 Session Today

The three biggest, most valuable benefits playmeo members enjoy are: Watching real-live activity videos (with real groups;) Accessing tons of new variations to existing activities;…

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Have You Ever: Switch Seats with Empathy

Kudos to the High 5 Adventure Learning team for sharing a wonderfully inclusive version of the classic Have You Ever? game in their latest newsletter….

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Politics Lives Downstream from Culture

I am fortunate to be a part of a wonderful Mastermind Group that meets fortnightly (via Zoom) and shares a deep well of wisdom regularly…

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Have You Seen Our Latest Activity Uploads?

September was a very busy month here at playmeo, slowly inching closer to our goal of breaking through the 500+ activity threshold before the end…

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The Power of Fun Is In The Trying

I love it when someone shares a story that illustrates the difference they are making in this world, especially when I may have inspired it…

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How To Do Physical Distancing?

Slowly but surely, groups are gathering again face-to-face after many months of being apart because of the COVID19 pandemic. Students are returning to classrooms and…

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What’s In A Name: The Mohawk Ironworkers Walk

A key attribute of every activity featured in playmeo’s online database is the source of the idea. Sometimes this is very easy, other times, not…

Learning at the edge Podcast

Podcast: Learning at the Edge

If you love digesting podcast episodes, I invite you to dive into the latest Learning at the Edge episode from our friends at the Institute…

Dr Juliana Mosley TED Talk

4 Inspiring TED Talks to Welcome the New School Year

I’ve been an avid watcher of TED Talks for many years. I treat them like tiny morsels of nutrition to feed and inspire my day…

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Feeling Overwhelmed & Don’t Know Where to Start?

A familiar lament of many teachers at the start of a new school year was echoed by a member today seeking help: I want to…