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Short Exercise Breaks Improve Concentration

This article is reprinted with permission from The Conversation.   Primary school teachers often provide students with short physical activity breaks to energise kids and…

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Short Exercise Breaks Improve Concentration

This article is reprinted with permission from The Conversation.   Primary school teachers often provide students with short physical activity breaks to energise kids and…

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How To Adapt Activities for Physical-Distancing Rules

There have been two primary waves of enquiries since the current health pandemic rocked the world. The first and most urgent was focused on “How…

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Debriefing Tip – Begin With The End In Mind

There are some, even within the experiential & adventure education community, who doubt that most of what we call debriefing or reflection is effective for…

Two brain-based ways to increase engagement

Brain-Based Ways to Increase Engagement

Last week I shared a bunch of lessons, tips and strategies I have learned about how to present group activities online. This week, I turn…

Presenting group activities online to people on Zoom meeting

7 Lessons Learned Presenting Group Activities Online

When the pandemic hit early in 2020, the overwhelming focus of my work shifted to adapting everything I knew that worked for an in-person group…

Man in Zoom meeting did not switch their video on

Question: How Do I Engage People Who Do Not Switch Their Video On?

A playmeo member asks: I’ve been hired to conduct a virtual conference session in which the participants are not required to switch their video on…

Office workplace in need of fun virtual team building activities

5 Fun Workplace Team Building Activities

The research and evidence are clear – the more comfortable people feel in their workplace, the happier and more productive they can be. To this…

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Virtual Trust Building Activities for Remote Teams

Virtual trust building activities can help remote teams to nourish and develop positive team morale and increase their productivity. This is true for workplace teams…

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day: Free Lesson Plan

Later this week, Saturday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day. To acknowledge this important day on our calendar, my friends at the Institute of…

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Why Active Learning Is Important

Students who perform short bursts of physical activity during class perform better than their sedentary peers, according to new international research. Once again, we have…

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6 Tips for Making Online Discussions Effective

This month, it is believed that close to half of all students in the United States will resume their schooling from a remote, home-based learning…

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Vale Karl Rohnke – Adventure Programming Guru, Mentor & Friend

Dear members & friends. It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my long-time mentor, friend and colleague Karl Rohnke died…

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Active Maths & Literacy Games in the Outdoors

Connecting with like-minded people and enterprises across this planet is one of the small pleasures I have enjoyed during this unusual time in history. One…

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New – Discovering Positive Education Online

Attention all teachers & professional educators: I highly recommend checking out this new online professional development course from my friends at the Institute of Positive…

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101 Ways to Build Resilience

Resilience is talked about a lot these days and for good reason. Generally speaking, resilience is often defined as the ability to withstand adversity and…

Imagery of the brain showing that brain breaks are beneficial

The Science To Explain Why Brain Breaks Are Beneficial

When you’re working hard, taking a break just makes sense, right? A quick break helps you catch your breath, refresh and review. The same is…

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Fun Zoom Icebreakers for Virtual Teams & Meetings

One of the most consistent talking points during the pandemic has been the level of fatigue and burnout people are feeling with all of the…

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Ten Online Icebreaker Games That Are Fun To Play

Since the beginning of the current health pandemic, our inbox has been filled with enquiries from people looking for some fun online icebreaker games that…

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COVID19 Safe Back to School Activities

With much of the northern hemisphere about to return to school amid continued uncertainty about the current COVID19 pandemic, it is clear that many schools…

Photo of blue orange as new as unique team building activities to try

Unique Team Building Activities You May Not Have Seen

I’ve worked as an experiential trainer for 30+ years, so I am always on the lookout for new and unique team building activities. I’m also…

HUM ebook by Jacinta Cubis sharing tell-tale signs your online meetings need help

10 Tell-Tale Signs That Your Online Meetings Need Help

A fellow facilitator, Jacinta Cubis, has just finished an e-book about the top tell-tale signs that your online meetings need help and – importantly –…

Cups of coffee on a table as part of inclusive diversity team building activities

Fun & Inclusive Diversity Team Building Activities

Diversity and inclusion are two words that I think will rank very high in this year’s biggest buzzwords, along with unprecedented and pivot in regards…

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12 Simple Team Building Activities for Managers

Your lead a team of staff or employees and you want them to work well together, right? You know you should run a few corporate…

Man throwing child in air as part of team building trust activities they do together

Simple Team Building Trust Activities

If you’re looking for simple team-building trust activities that are not like all the others you have seen – and are probably bored with –…