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Friday Lesson: Intentional Spontaneity/Getting the Most Out of Your Activities

Courtesy of Laurie Frank | This week I would like to offer suggestions about how to take an activity and use it in myriad ways. Seeing an activity and how it fits with your group and situation (e.g., stage in their process, developmental levels, content focus, environment) is the beginning of facilitator freedom. It changes one’s focus from following a recipe to using and melding what is at hand to suit your...

Friday Lesson: Play With Purpose

Courtesy of Laurie Frank | Have you ever gone to a conference, a meeting, or a staff gathering only to find that the first thing you’re asked to do is make animal noises while blindfolded in order to find other people making the same noises? I have. When encountered with this forced icebreaker scenario, all I wanted to do was run out of the room. Instead I played the good sport (along with everyone else) and...

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