Developing a Vision for your Year

One way to set yourself off on a positive direction for the year is through writing a “Letter from the Future.” This is an activity you can do personally or use with groups to activate the visioning capacity.

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Tip: A warm welcome

The beginning of a program is often the most awkward time for youth. Here are ways to smooth the transition and get your program off to a great start.

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Celebrate Strengths

Learn how to build a strong group identity by acknowledging the strengths each person brings to the mix.

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Say “No” to Small Group Report Backs

Reporting back after group work can often be very boring. Here are two ways to harvest small group learnings while keeping your whole group engaged.

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Take the Temperature of the Room

It’s 8 am and your job is get 30 sleepy 14-year-olds excited about English class. What can you do? Learn one teacher’s creative solution.

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