The 7-hour team and leadership program with the 37 high school students went well. The students were fun to work with because of their eagerness to participate and learn. We started at 7:30 am and finished at 2:30pm with the day going by quickly.
Here is a list of the activities I led during the 7-hour team and leadership development program for high school students:
OPENING SEQUENCE >> Welcome, Bus stop, Quick draw numbers, Partner tag, Neighbors, Balloon triangles, Big Question & Mrs. Wright, Group Loop (yurt, race car), Turnstile, Reading
AM EXERCISES >> Team Pictionary, Beliefs, Hole Tarp, Infinite Loops, Tennis Ball Madness, Focus Ring 1-2-4
PM EXERCISES (after lunch) >> Funderbird, A Different Drum, Appreciative Inquiry Mini Session, Rapport, Poster
It’s likely that the list above will make little or no sense to the average person. Each activity leads to a lesson and discussion.
I had a 30-minute break and then led a 60-minute workshop for 24 teachers. I was pleased with the energy the teachers had in the program. Many teachers are exhausted by the end of the day and attending an after school workshop is the last thing on their mind. These teachers however were engaged and having fun as they learned new ways to teach team skills in the classroom.
From 7:30 – 8:45pm I delivered a keynote presentation to teachers, students and parents in the school auditorium. I spoke about a theory of generational history that I first learned about in a book entitled “The Fourth Turning – What The Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous With Destiny” written by Neil Howe and William Strauss.