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Stay current on the latest skills and trends. Here are some great new
books to keep you smiling and growing as a practitioner.
The sixth book by Industrial / Organizational
Psychologist, Sam Sikes! Raptor is just one of the many team
builidng activities included in this newest book. Use these fun
and meaningful activities to increase team effectiveness in the
workplace and beyond. This book is designed as a training resource.
You will find many sample scenarios and activity variations that
allow you to customize and add life to your trainings, meetings,
and learning events. PLAY ON! Order it now.
Written by Dr. Jim Cain and Dr. Tom Smith, The Book on Raccoon
Circles is the source for the Raccoon Circle. Activities, history,
processing information and references are all found in this 272
page book published by Learning Unlimited.
A Raccoon Circle is one-inch loop of nylon webbing. It can be
used in your program for variety of activities: get acquainted
or as a warm-up activity, to bring groups together, communication,
to build community, trust, or as a processing tool. Raccoon Circles
were created by Dr. Tom Smith who describes its history and significance.
Dr. Jim Cain has researched, created, documented and contributed
many of the Raccoon Circle activities and writings in this book.
The first collection of Raccoon Circle activities, published in
the fall of 2001, was quickly followed by a second collection in
early 2002. In less than a year, more than 10,000 copies of these
documents have been downloaded from the Teamwork and Teamplay website,
from more than two dozen countries around the world.
The Raccoon Circle has truly become, the "world wide webbing."
This 2004 Internet Edition of the Raccoon Circles Guide for Facilitators
has the best of the best, and the newest activities, stories, ideas
and resources for making the Raccoon Circle a wonderful part of
your adventure. Order it now.
The 2004 Internet Edition of Raccoon Circle activities has been
created just for you. You are welcome, to copy, freely distribute
and share this information. All that we ask is that you copy or
reproduce the ENTIRE document, which is presently 27 pages long.
free 2004 Internet Edition of Raccoon Circles Book PDF
Format (548 KB)
Part 1 History and Philosophy
1-History and Philosophy of Challenge Courses-Mark Wagstaff 3
2-Key Principles: Trust, Risk, and Learning-Peter Allison 17
3-Using Experiential Learning in Challenge Course Programs-Scott Wurdinger 31
Part 2 Planning and Designing
4-Planning and Organizing Your Challenge Course Program-Jeff Boeke 43
5-Designing Your Challenge Course Facility: Different Types of Challenge
and Catherine Tait 61
Part 3 Preparing Staff
6-Developing a Risk Management Plan-Marni Goldenberg 73
7-Considerations When Training Facilitators-Julie Carlson 87
8-Teaching Group Formation Activities, Group Formation Tools, and Group
Tools-Clayton Russell and Christian Bisson 103
9-Teaching Low Elements-Jim Stiehl 139
10-Teaching Course Setup and Equipment Usage-Mark Zmudy 155
11-Teaching High Elements-Reid Cross 169
12-Teaching Techniques for Generating Discussion-Deb Sugerman 179
13-Teaching for Accessibility-Don Rogers 189
Part 4 Integrating Challenge Course Programs in Schools
14-Integrating Challenge Course Activities in Physical Education Classes-Jeff
15-Connecting Challenge Course Activities to Physical Education Standards-Camille
16-Connecting Challenge Course Activities to Developmental Assets-Jennifer
17-Assessing Challenge Course Programming-Jeff Steffen 289
Part 5 Case Studies and Resources
18-History and Analysis of the Stevens Point School District Challenge Course
Pre-1996-2003-David Lockett 307
19-Highs, Lows, and Everything in Between: The Story of Cornell's Hoffman Challenge
Course-Karl E. Johnson 341
20-Ideas, Resources, and Suggested Readings That Promote Challenge Course
Programming-Jim Cain 351
Order it now.
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