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Experiential Activities to Improve Cognitive Skills

Last week we shared a role-play activity from John Bergman and Saul Hewish’s book Challenging Experience. Though their book is targeted at serious offenders, their collection of activities are quite adaptable for any counselor or educator looking to help learners improve executive functioning. Executive Functions are the cognitive processes that enable individuals to engage in goal-directed or problem-solving...

Friday Lesson: The Power of Role Play

John Bergman and Saul Hewish offer adaptable, experiential activities in their book, Challenging Experience: An Experiential Approach to the Treatment of Serious Offenders ©2003, Wood ‘N’ Barnes Publishing. The subtitle of this book can make it sound intimidating or exclusive. But we encourage you not to let that keep you from tapping into some of the most creative and original activities Wood...

Friday Lesson: Soundtrack of My Life

Inspired by Journaling in the Classroom: Educators shares how they have used journaling prompts from The Me I See, 2E with their students. July’s Friday Lessons have been focused on learning through writing and reflection with examples from our own The Me I See, 2E. Last week Heidi Pauer shared examples from her high school classroom. This week Lisa Towne a School Psychologist from Greenwich New York shared...

Friday Lessons: First 10's

Inspired by Journaling in the Classroom: An educator shares how she has used journaling prompts from The Me I See, 2E with her students. Heidi Pauer, a High School Language Arts Teacher from Bow, NH, shared a couple of fun ideas with us. The first was how she has been using The Me I See, 2E in her classroom. The second is a fun and creative way to engage upcoming freshmen. We hope these ideas will inspire you, not...

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