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Top 10 Virtual Reflection Activities

Okay. The virus isn’t going away anytime soon, so it will be very necessary to continue to deliver many of our experiential-based programs and curriculum…

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Top 10 Virtual Reflection Activities

Okay. The virus isn’t going away anytime soon, so it will be very necessary to continue to deliver many of our experiential-based programs and curriculum…

Tiny plant in bottle, to grow as a facilitator

How Do You Grow As a Facilitator?

My friends at High 5 Adventure Learning Center (USA) published an article last year that focused on how we fuel our growth as facilitators of…

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Is Connection The Same As Belonging?

Readers of this blog will know that I have long been an enthusiastic supporter of the “connect before content” approach. Or, in other words, any…

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Ready to Learn?

How often have you stopped (at the start of your program) to ask if your class or staff are ready to learn? If you’re like…

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NEW – EMOJI Cards

Looking for a fun & creative way for your group to portray & describe emotions? EMOJI Cards are the ideal tool to help participants engage in conversations…

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How To Run Your Own Online Scavenger Hunt

It’s finally here. Everything you need to create and host your own Online Scavenger Hunt events for your class, training group or camp.   If…

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Generativity

Happy new year folks! May 2021 be safe and prosperous for us all 🙂 To kick off the year, I am re-printing (with permission) an…

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2020 in Numbers

Well, what a year, hey? 2020 was just a regular, common, garden-variety kind of year, said, no-one 🙂 While I am pleased to say that…

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7 Do’s & Don’ts When Playing Group Games Online

These past 10 months have been fascinating in so many ways, and none more powerful than honing my craft of presenting group games & activities…

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5 Programming Lessons in a COVID19 Normal World

For most of 2020, I have focused on designing and delivering a bunch of virtual presentations, from highly-interactive fun & games to highly-polished slide presentations….

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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…

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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…

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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…