A Teachable Moment: A Facilitator's Guide to Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing and Reflection
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If you need to know "what comes after the teambuilding activity?" this book is for you!
Jim Cain, Michelle Cummings and Jennifer Stanchfield have collectively been active in adventure-based and active learning programs for almost a century. From their extensive facilitation background, here are the best of their techniques, methods and activities for engaging participants in active and meaningful processing, debriefing and program reviewing sessions.
Processing helps learners make connections between their educational experiences and real life and future learning. It helps learners realize that they can apply the lessons they learn and skills they use in a "contrived environment" such as a classroom or challenge course to real life issues such as resolving a conflict with friends, co-workers or significant others. Processing helps create purpose, meaning and focus of an activity it helps learners take advantage of teachable moments.
A Teachable Moment is packed with over 120 activities to help you, the facilitator, help your participants transfer their learning back to everyday life. A Teachable Moment is perfect for new, as well as seasoned, facilitators.
A Brief History
The Value of Reflection
A Continuum of Processing Techniques
Processing and Multiple Intelligences: Eight Ways of Reviewing
Reviewing and the Stages of Group Formation: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing and Transforming in Experiential Learning
The Art of Reflection: Facilitator Tips and Style Notes
Improving Your Reviewing Skills: A Ten-Step Process to Increase Your Value as a Facilitator
Processing Objectives and Questions
The Organization of Activities in This Book
Active and Kinesthetic Techniques
Artistic Expressions: Creative, Artistic, Musical and Theatrical
Alternatives to the Traditional Sharing Circle
Metaphoric Methods or Symbolic Representations of Experience
Individual and Self-Reflection
Activity Section:Activities for Processing, Debriefing, Reviewing and Reflection
All My Neighbors Who . . .
Answering the Question
Benefits to Society
Body Part Debrief
Bucket Full of Ideas
Butterfly Life Cycle Debrief
Chiji Processing Dice©
A Circle of Kindness
Circles of Influence
Creating Available Space
Debriefing Tic Tac Toe
Efficiency and Effectiveness
Fear in a Hat
The Fine Art of Reviewing
Five Basic Elements of Reviewing
Food for Thought
Full Court Press
Goals in Motion
Group Juggle Metaphor Drawing
Half Time Review
Having My Say
House of Nails
How's the Weather?
Index Card Castles
Index Card Debrief
I Would Like to Thank . . .
Journaling (a few more ideas)
Leave Your Mark
Lights, Camera, Action!
The Magical Box
A Message for Future Generations
Message in a Bottle
On the Level
A Pencil That Never Lies
Pocket Medic Debrief
Poetry Dog Tags
Rhythm Processing Experiences
Right Tool for the Job
Shuffle Left, Shuffle Right
Soul of Sole II
Step into the Circle
Sticks in a Bundle
Stop `N Go PRE-brief
Timing Is Everything
Treasure Chest-Mini Version
Updating Your Resume
Walk a Mile in Your Shoes
Web of Commitment
What I Know, What I Want to Know, What I'
Dr. Jim Cain is the author of seventeen texts filled with powerful team and community-building activities from around the world, including Teamwork & Teamplay (which won the Karl Rohnke Creativity Award presented by the Association for Experiential Education [AEE]), A Teachable Moment, Teambuilding Puzzles, The Book of Raccoon Circles (now available in Japanese and Chinese), Essential Staff Training Activities, The Big Book of Low Cost Training Games, Find Something To Do, Rope Games, Teamwork & Teamplay Training Cards (now available in a Chinese/English version), The Teamwork & Teamplay International Edition (featuring fifty-one activities translated into sixteen different languages in the same book!), 100 Activities That Build Unity, Community & Connection, Team Activities That Promote Learning, More Team Activities That Promote Learning and Teambuilding with Index Cards.
His train-the-trainer workshops are legendary in the adventure-based learning world and have taken him to all fi fty states and thirty-two countries (so far). He is the innovator of over 100 teambuilding activities used by corporations, colleges, camps, conferences and communities. But mostly, Jim likes to share his unique collection of team challenges, games, puzzles, training techniques and community building activities with audiences of all kinds, all over the world. Jim is also the creative mind behind his active training company Teamwork & Teamplay, which provides staff trainings, facilitation, teambuilding equipment, debriefing tools, curriculum development, reference books, conference workshops, keynote and playnote presentations, and teambuilding consulting services.
For more information or to invite Dr. Jim Cain to your next event, visit the Teamwork & Teamplay website at www.teamworkandteamplay.com or contact Jim Cain at (585) 637-0328.
Michelle has delivered innovative leadership programs for hundreds of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Michelle works with professional associations, corporations, universities, and non-profit organizations throughout the world. She is currently working with Stephen M.R. Covey and his associates at CoveyLink on developing experiential activities for Stephen's most recent book, The Speed of Trust.
Michelle received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Kansas State University and her master's degree in experiential education from Minnesota State University at Mankato.