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Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives

Index to Group Activities, Games, Exercises & Initiatives
Group game resources Game quotes Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will. - Jawaharlal Nehru Play for more than you can afford to lose, and you will learn the game. - Winston Churchill Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box. - Italian proverb You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -Plato My work is a game,a very serious game. - MC Escher Seek, above all, for a game worth playing. - Robert S. de Ropp Make games important but not predominant. - Kurt Hahn Whatever games are played with us, we must play no games with ourselves. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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First Class Ice Breakers Using Mobile Devices I previously wrote about the importance of beginning a class focusing on the learners in the room as opposed to the content to be covered in Beginning the School Year: It’s About Connections Not Content. Most classes, starting with about middle school, begin the school year with reviewing the content to be covered, expectations regarding grades, and other academic information provided by the teacher or instructor. The human or social element is often disregarded.What is interesting is that most learners enter the classroom wondering who is in the course. They want to know about the teacher and the people in the class not what material is to be covered. What this says to me as an educator is that it all begins with a social connection – between the educator and the learners, and between the learners themselves.

Seeds for Change - training and support for campaigners. "Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand." Zoom by Istvan Banyai Zoom by Istvan Banyai is a provocative wordless volume with illustrations that slowly zoom out as though the viewer backed away from the previous one. It is interesting to watch the transition in each zoom out perception and thus makes it a great picture book. You can get the full 64 page book at Amazon for $11.89 . Istvan Banyai has also created another similar picture book called ‘Re-Zoom’ Check out 15 more pics of Zoom by Viking Kestrel after the jump. Tuckman Stages of Group Development Often quoted, often misunderstood. Bruce Tuckman's classic description of the stages of group development is easy to understand and remember, but it helps to go back and look at what's behind each stage.

Elimination games with young learners ♫ One potato, two potatoes… ♫ Many of us remember playing elimination games like Musical Chairs and Simon Says when we were young. These are games where you start with a group, and each round, one or more players is “out” and eliminated from the game. As you get closer and closer to the end of the game, the tension builds, and it can be a lot of fun (and beneficial for young learners). However, for some very young learners, these kinds of elimination games can be very upsetting. It’s not so much that all of the kids want to win, but they want to keep playing!

Participatory Methods This research report presents the findings of case study research with youth in six locations in Zimbabwe, carried out within the Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency (PVCA) programme. It shows how young people experience growing up as citizens in a country known for its repressive regime, and highlights the differences for young men and young women. Young people consider political violence as one of many forms of violence and other challenges they face in life. Election periods bring increased risk, when youth feel targeted.

Free Teambuilding Activities Free teambuilding activities Affirm, Affirm, Affirm: While at first thought, this exercise may seem risky and dangerous. It is remarkable manageable and useful it can be. The time will be variable. Have each team member: Identify the single most important contribution that each of their peers makes to the team. Also identify one area that their peers must either improve upon or eliminate for the good of the team. Career Development Model: career planning for career transition 7-Step Career Development Model The 7-Step Career Development Model is the structure behind our comprehensive Career Enrichment Tool Kit: a self-paced career development resource that can be used in organizations or by individuals. By using the the 7-Step Career Development Model, employers and employees alike are able to: assess career choices partake jointly in career planning, and achieve successful career transition The Tool Kit's seven chapters work through the two key stages of the Model: Preparation and Action.

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Do Move Say by Peter Vigeant It’s a party game for ten or more people, in which everyone becomes a character in a wacky (but dangerous) world. "We played with our 15 overnight campers, and for about 4-5 rounds they kept saying 'again again.' You get a pretty good mix of people whole heartedly buying into their roles, and people taking a break to catch their breath from laughing so hard. Why talent is overrated - Oct. 21, 2008 (Fortune Magazine) -- It is mid-1978, and we are inside the giant Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, looking into a cubicle shared by a pair of 22-year-old men, fresh out of college. Their assignment is to sell Duncan Hines brownie mix, but they spend a lot of their time just rewriting memos. They are clearly smart - one has just graduated from Harvard, the other from Dartmouth - but that doesn't distinguish them from a slew of other new hires at P&G. What does distinguish them from many of the young go-getters the company takes on each year is that neither man is particularly filled with ambition. Neither has any kind of career plan.