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How To Work With Large Groups

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode explores a number of useful and practical strategies you can use to help you work with large groups of people….

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Key Elements of Play

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares the seven key characteristics of play as researched by Dr Stuart Brown, the founder and President of the National…

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The Mess of Creativity

Have you noticed that creativity can be messy sometimes? Does this mess of creativity cause you to be frustrated? This week, Dr Amy Climer shares…

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How To End A Program

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode shares a bunch of fun, engaging and innovative ways to end or conclude a program, especially those which occur over…

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Connect First Then Seek Understanding

A playmeo enthusiast, who works as a social justice educator, reached out to me to describe how one of my recent Facilitator Tips video tutorials…

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How To Pick The Right Activity

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode explores the art and science of how to pick the right activity at the right time for your group. Do…

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How To Give Effective Feedback

Feedback is a wonderful tool that can help an individual or group grow, learn or develop a particular skill or insight. Yet, much like the…

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Connections Are Key

This week’s Facilitator Tips episode explores the science behind and the practical benefits of building and strengthening connections among the members of your group. The…

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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…