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Friday Lesson: Write Together Activity

Courtesy of Justin McGlamery & Michael Gessford| Shared common physical activities can have a positive effect on group focus. Activities that provide everyone with the same experience allow groups to eliminate outside distractions and narrow their focus to a lower common denominator. A shared common physical activity can help your group refocus for a couple of reasons. First, everyone should feel pretty much...

Friday Lesson: Accessing Thought Through Focus

Courtesy of Justin McGlamery & Michael Gessford| Understanding the power of focused individuals and groups and how to redirect that focus can help you guide groups through the stages of group development. If teachers, counselors, and facilitators can get their groups comfortable with the approach that participants must learn from each other and with each other, then they should be able to successfully navigate...

Friday Lesson: Focusing Power/The Washer Pendulum Activity

Courtesy of Justin McGlamery & Michael Gessford| Individuals can achieve better control over their own focusing powers by scheduling time to ponder and reflect. Becoming aware of the best setting or style of activity for you will help you open your mind and focus on your thoughts. Try various places and times for uninterrupted thinking. Often, we don’t take the time to sit and spend time in undistracted...

Friday Lesson: Laughing Symphony

Courtesy of Justin McGlamery & Michael Gessford| Have you ever had that group that just couldn’t get their sillies out?  You know, the gigglers, the nervous laughers, or the kids who are sharing a private joke or kidding around on the side?  We have had great success refocusing these situations with a simple and fun activity called “The Laughing Symphony.” Contributor/History This is a variation on an...

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