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What Is Flow?

After working with groups all over the world for 30+ years now, I know that when they accept my invitation to enter into a space…

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How To Adapt Small Group Activities

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares a bunch of simple and unique strategies to help you adapt interactive group games & activities for your particular needs….

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The Four Emotional Needs

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares a brief introduction to Dr William Glasser‘s study on the four emotional needs of a human being. Dr Glasser is well-known…

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Deliberate Creative

Would you like your team to be more creative? Not quite sure how to do this? This week, Dr Amy Climer shares the discoveries of…

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How To Break-Up Cliques

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode reveals a series of simple, yet practical techniques and strategies you can use to break-up cliques in your group-based programs. Humans are…

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The Power of Relationships at School

Here’s a short video produced by the good folk at Edutopia that explores the powerful benefits of developing and nurturing strong & healthy relationships at…

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The Zone of Proximal Development

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode focuses on one of the most powerful educational theories of the 20th Century – the Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD.) As…

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How To Run an Effective Debrief

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode focuses on one of the most powerful tools of an experiential educator – the debrief, or as it often preferred to…

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How To Calm Your Group

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares a number of useful tips and strategies you can use immediately to calm your group in preparation for their next…

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Can Play Save The World?

Followers of this blog and the work of playmeo will know that we have a fervent belief that play is an essential element in the…

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Stop an Activity Before it Wanes

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode explores what is involved in the judgement call to choose to stop an activity before it wanes. That is, if you…

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The Physical Movement

playmeo collaborates with many partners all over the world. From time to time, in the spirit of adding value, I invite some of them to…

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Are Elimination Games OK?

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode explores whether elimination games – in a group context – are okay to play. You know, I’m talking about those often fun, but…

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Subscribe to the playmeo YouTube Channel and automatically receive updates on dozens of free video and leadership tutorials that are hosted on the biggest online collection…

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How To Brief An Activity

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares a series of simple steps to help you effectively brief or introduce an experience to fully prepare your group. It…

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Top Three Tips to Remember Names

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode reveals three of the most useful techniques and strategies to help you remember names. If you’re someone who works with groups all…

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Reflecting as an Individual

A question came in this week from a playmeo subscriber: “What activities or exercises can I deliver that will give each person the experience of…

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Remove Distractions

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares a series of simple, yet very powerful tips that will help you keep your group’s attention and/or focused for longer periods…