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Eureka Games Spider Web – A Prop to Engage Groups of all Ages

December 4th, 2013

I recently attended a conference in Nashville and his Spider Web Kit. The Eureka Games is based out of Columbus, Ohio and has over 25 activities that can be facilitated with groups ranging from 5-25 people. When I saw Rob facilitating in the lobby of the conference in Nashville, he had four gentlemen blindfolded as…

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Paradigm Shift Week in Review – Where Have We Been?

August 9th, 2013

The Paradigm Shift team loves to travel. That is one of the greatest parts of being in the leadership business. This week we traveled to Missouri, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Kentucky, and Tennessee. TRiO Specific Professional Training Our team hosted a TRiO Specific Professional Training in Joplin, MO at Missouri Southern State University. We had counselors, tutors,…

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75 Twitter Ready Quotes

April 20th, 2012

Twitter. It is huge. If you aren’t on Twitter you should be, it just may be taking over the world. The social media site is used as a marketing tool, to spread news, to entertain, and even has even changed the world. Of all the things I like about Twitter (including all the live tweets…

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TRiO College Admissions Rank ‘Em

March 12th, 2012

This activity is for all of my TRiO lovers out there! Do you want an activity to do with high school students who are interested in pursuing a post-secondary education? This is the one for you. As a counselor for Educational Talent Search, I have often caught myself lecturing my students about the different reasons…

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Follow My YouTube Channel

January 14th, 2012

I love YouTube. It is an excellent mix of powerful informative videos and clips of hilarious cats. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8]   I love watching cats and instructions to facilitate the activities. Here is one of my favorite icebreaker videos, Human Javelin, by the fine folks at Ultimate Camp Resource. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwpKzm8Ksqk]   Take some time, check…

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Don't Break the Ice – Team Building Activity

January 12th, 2012

Ever been influenced? Someone ever pushed you to doing something you didn’t want to do? What about something you did want to do? I don’t know who influenced this awesomeness, but thank you.  Influences, you got to love them. Sometimes influences are positive, they can push you to achieve new heights and I am glad…

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Traffic Jam

January 6th, 2012

Happy First Friday of 2012! I hope you all had an excellent break and I have loved facilitating it ever since. Traffic Jam Number of Participants: 6-16 (It sure helps to have an even number) Time: 15-30 min. Energy Level: Low [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KizRWfuT5uQ] Traffic Jam is a puzzling activity. I use this activity as a…

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Fortune Cookie Debrief

December 9th, 2011

Have you ever had an awesome workshop, ropes course trip, or initiative with a group and the participants would have liked to share their thoughts if I hadn’t taken the words out of their mouth. I picked up this debriefing technique along the way that encourages our participants to share and discuss while processing after…

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Fortune Cookie Debrief

November 17th, 2011

Have you ever had an awesome workshop, ropes course trip, or initiative with a group and the participants would have liked to share their thoughts if I hadn’t taken the words out of their mouth. I picked up this debriefing technique along the way that encourages our participants to share and discuss while processing after…

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Book Review: On The Edge Games For Youth Ministry by Karl Rohnke

November 15th, 2011

I have just finished reading Karl Rohnke’s little known book, On The Edge Games for Youth Ministry, and I loved it! The title may be deceiving, so don’t think these activities are just for Youth Ministry, because this book is packed full of activities perfect for any facilitator, regardless of group type. My favorite activity…

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