10 Fresh Leadership Activities Just got home from another tremendous PLI trip to California for the annual CADA state convention. What an amazing group of activities directors, teachers, administrators and staff. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the CADA family. Mediocrity Mediocrity was invented as a game by Douglas Hofstadter and published in his book Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern. In its original form, it is simply a guessing game, similar to Rock, Paper, Scissors, but a rather cerebral version. By playing with some friends, I (Greg Weidman) have assembled rules that make for a simple, hilarious card game for 3 or 4 players. For the theoretically-minded among you, this is a level-3 mediocrity game. Object The object of Mediocrity is to be the most mediocre player.
How To Fly Without ID - Looking Glass News In the last two years, everyone flying on a commercial airline has stepped up to an airline's ticket counter and heard the agent recite a familiar litany. The monologue goes, "has your bag been unattended; have you accepted gifts from a stranger; can I see your identification please?" The traveler docilely murmurs answers, and produces a driver's license or some equivalent. As a die-hard Constitutionalist, I believe that we still have an absolute, unfettered, God-given right to travel from point A to point B without permission from the state -- in the air, as well as on land. This Nazi procedure of "your papers, please" has never been appropriate for our country.
Quilling - Turning Paper Strips into Intricate Artworks Quilling has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s still as impressive and popular now as it was during the Renaissance. The art of quilling first became popular during the Renaissance, when nuns and monks would use it to roll gold-gilded paper and decorate religious objects, as an alternative to the expensive gold filigree. Later, during the 18th and 19th centuries, it became a favorite pass-time of English ladies who created wonderful decorations for their furniture and candles, through quilling.
Board games and coffee, hold the Internet On Monday, a man came into Snakes and Lattes with a laptop and an expectation: coffee and the Internet. He was told he best slow down with his notions. This here is board game town. “It’s a different social experience sitting face to face,” said Castanie, who presides over the wall-to-wall board game palace at Bloor St. and Palmerston Ave., with his partner Aurelia Peynet.
Free Leadership Activities II. Reality Check Author: Tom Siebold is a writer and consultant in Minneapolis. He is also co-owner of Collegegrazing.com--a site to help college bound teens to learn more about what they need and want in a college. Objective (s): To pinpoint actual leadership behavior and to set behavior goals How the author has used this exercise: I have had success using this exercise as a pre- workshop self-inquiry activity. John Conway's Game of Life The Game The Game of Life is not your typical computer game. It is a 'cellular automaton', and was invented by Cambridge mathematician John Conway. This game became widely known when it was mentioned in an article published by Scientific American in 1970. It consists of a collection of cells which, based on a few mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply. Depending on the initial conditions, the cells form various patterns throughout the course of the game.
ONLINE SUPERHEROES: BATTLE FOR THE INTERNET From the creative mind of Caldwell Tanner, illustrator of College Humor, writer of his own captivating and hilarious illustration blog, and graphic artist/comedian extraordinaire, now comes “The Internet League of Justice” illustration series! Imagine if the most popular online websites and social media networks were superheroes! What powers would they have?
GUEST POST photos by: Kathleen Bly post designed by kristin ess Mad love for our first guest post winner, Taylor Nick!!! I am fully obsessed with this bohemian-inspired-braided-goodness! How to Play Durok: Tips and Guidelines" Ongoing play: If successful, the defender now becomes the new attacker. If the defender picked up cards, then the following player makes the next clockwise attack. Play continues like this until the talon is exhausted. Team Building Exercises Team building exercises, activities and games are fun ways to build team unity and spirit. They are also a good tool that will help to break down any barriers within your team. The following are free ideas for team building exercises. Massage Circle Have your team form a circle with everyone facing the center and lined up shoulder to shoulder. Then have everyone turn to their right and take a step towards the center of the circle (this is to make the circle tighter). Next tell everyone to reach forward and give the person a back/shoulder/neck massage.