Co-facilitation
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
3d ago
How often do you get the opportunity to co-facilitate during your programs? This is the topic of discussion in this episode, with Phil joined by colleagues Anne-Louise, Ryan, Chris and Lisa. What started as a question about how we learned to facilitate turned into a discussion on the benefits of co-facilitating and how that has had such an impact on our abilities over the years. Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - I've Found My Way by Hallman   Bridge music - This is the Right Time by Orjan Karlsson ..read more
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Training In England - Part 2 | Steve Woods
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
3d ago
Here is part 2 of the conversation between Phil and Steve Woods. In this episode the following was discussed; - How long trainings should last - Thoughts on protecting the trainees - How to assess trainee competency - Facilitated programming vs commercialism - Measuring program success - The British belay technique with a catchy name. Learn more about Vertex - https://www.vertex-training.co.uk/ Join the High 5 Training Team - https://high5adventure.org/job/full-time-adventure-educator-trainer/ Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - I've Found My Way by Hallman   Bridge ..read more
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Training in England - Part 1 | Steve Woods
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
2w ago
What are the differences between being a trainer in the US vs the UK? This was a question submitted to me by one of our listeners, so we reached out to Steve Woods, the Technical Director at Vertex Instructor Training, which is based in England, to see what differences and what similarities there are between us. This is a 2 part episode and in this part we discuss -  - Training newer practitioners - Growing in the industry thanks to influential facilitators - What is the essential component of a successful training Learn more about Vertex - https://www.vertex-training.co.uk/ Join the High ..read more
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Activity Repetition
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
3w ago
What are the pros and cons to repeating activities? How do you handle participants who have experienced the activities before? These questions (and more) and discussed in this episode and Phil, Lisa, Chris and Jim discuss activity repetition. Tinker Book - https://store.high5adventure.org/collections/books-digital-resources/products/tinker-building-purposeful-experiences-from-classic-adventure-activities Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - I've Found My Way by Hallman Bridge music - This is the Right Time by Orjan Karlsson ..read more
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Activity Modifications | Jeff Dutko
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
1M ago
What are some of the elements that are important to consider when modifying activities for your participants? Guest Host Rich Keegan chats with his friend and past colleague Jeff Dutko to discuss this very topic. Jeff has worked for many years at the Gengras Center - find more information here - https://www.gengrascenter.org/ Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - I've Found My Way by Hallman Bridge music - This is the Right Time by Orjan Karlsson ..read more
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Hiring Summer Camp Staff | Greg Stoutzenberger
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
1M ago
Hiring staff for summer camp can be a constant struggle. New thoughts and strategies should be considered. Phil and Greg (formally of the Mayhew program) sit down to discuss their thoughts on; - Creating a culture that encourages staff retention - Training staff - Staff hiring pitfalls *This was originally recorded in the winter of 2019* Connect with Greg - gregorystoutzenberger@gmail.com  Learn more about the Mayhew Program -https://www.mayhew.org/ Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - I've Found My Way by Hallman ..read more
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How to End a Workshop
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
1M ago
How do you end your program, training or workshop? The Training Team (Phil, Rich, Chris and Lisa) discuss how they end a program or workshop with a group. Saying goodbye, closing activities and when to reflect with the group. Donate here - https://high5adventure.org/donate/ Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - I've Found My Way by Hallman Outro music - Hold My Hand by They Dream By Day ..read more
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How to Start a Workshop
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
2M ago
What do you do at the very start of your program, training or workshop? In this episode members of our training team (Phil, Rich, Chris and Lisa) discuss how they begin a program or workshop with a group. Activities that set the tone, strategies to connect with the group early on and coping with awkward silences. Priya Parker Ted Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppfONdsOkWI Donate here - https://high5adventure.org/donate/ Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - I've Found My Way by Hallman Outro music - Hold My Hand by They Dream By Day     ..read more
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Brain Chemistry and Play
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
2M ago
Play brings us joy and is an essential component of experiential learning.   In this episode Phil discusses the 4 primary neurochemicals that elicit happiness; Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin, as well as activities that you can use with your participants to help participants experience them. Disclaimer: Phil is not a neuroscientist. Donate here - https://high5adventure.org/donate/ Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - Future is Now by FLYIN Bridge music - This is the Right Time by Orjan Karlsson Outro music - Hold My Hand by They Dream By Day ..read more
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Pond Traverse Problem Solving
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by High 5 Adventure Learning Center
2M ago
If you were not limited by time, what problem solving activity would you like to lead? Today's featured activity with no time constraints - The Pond Traverse The traverse is an activity featured in High 5's Edge of Leadership summer program that really embodies the concept of problem solving. Phil is joined by Anne Louise Wagner, and 2 past participants, Martha Lavigne from Keene High School and her former student Meagan McLaughlin to discuss their shared experiences. Donate here - https://high5adventure.org/donate/ Music and Sound effects - epidemicsound.com Intro music - Future is Now by FLY ..read more
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