Category Archives: Tips for Trainers

The Buzz Ring

Concept:  This physics phenomenon will have your participants talking about the ‘Buzz Words’ of team work in a unique way. Type of Activity:  Problem Solving, Processing Props Needed:  One Buzz Ring  Group Size:  Maximum of 15 people per ring.  Process:  To begin this activity, identify what the “buzz” words are that may come up in […]

Human Camera Activity

Name of Activity:  Human Camera Original Game Source:  Karl Rohnke, Silver Bullets Additional Published Source:  Facilitated Growth:  Experiential Activities for Recovery and Wellness by Michelle Cummings, Marc Pimsler and Diane Sherman Group size:  6 – 30 Purpose:  To learn how to trust others.  To experience three specific visual experiences to debrief. Activity Trust level: High […]

The Challenge of Choice

During the briefing, when the leader says, “It’s important to be able to say at the end of our activity today that you challenged yourself in at least one way,” he is utilizing one of the most effective tools he has.  Challenge means going beyond the old, pushing into new territory, new ways of doing […]

Happy Pi Day! 3.14 and the Game of Get 20

3.14 – Albert Einstein’s birthday and National Pi Day!  Illustration by Charlie Powell I love a good play on words, and numbers, and anything that is creatively clever.  Pi day ranks pretty high on my creatively clever scale, but did you know that it’s actually a nationally recognized holiday?  Really! It’s official. The date March 14 […]

The Experiential Learning Cycle

Experiential Learning Cycle (based on the work of David Kolb and others) One of the most basic models of our work, the Experiential Learning Cycle (Kolb, et al), proposes that after Activity comes Reflection, followed by Application of the new information we have learned. The complete cycle is required for learning to take place. Unfortunately, […]