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"Games" for Facilitators, Teachers and Learners

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"Games" for Facilitators is a hit! We're making it a regular occurrence on the last Saturday of the month. Join us for these next two dates:

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 1:30-3:30
SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1:30-3:30


This class is a space to share your best games!

Introductions, icebreakers, energizers, team exercises, transitions, idea generators, theatre tools... often, participants in a class, meeting or workshop just recognize them as "games." But these games have a purpose! Beside putting some much-needed fun into the work, these activities tap into learning channels that are often neglected in traditional classrooms, and can bring out the best in a group's creative energy.

Here's how this class works: I'll facilitate a couple activities to kick off the class... and then leave it up to the you and the other participants. You should bring a favorite activity and be prepared to lead the group through it. The only requirements are: 1) You think it'll be fun, 2) Other participants will be able to "take it home" and do it with another group, and 3) It can be done in 15 minutes or less (but can take longer if the group doesn't want to stop). We'll take turns sharing and learning from everyone's games, and you'll leave with a brand new set of activities for your toolbox/toy chest.

A week before the class, I'll email all registered participants a PDF with some fun activities, to get your ideas going (but the best game to bring is the one you know and you'll have the most fun with!), and with a confirmation of your registration. Then, at the first class meeting, we'll collectively decide if and when we want to make "games day" a regular occurrence, and if so, set the schedule.

I encourage other EXCO facilitators, teachers in any setting, and anyone who's ever sat through a deadly dull meeting to register for this class, steal the game ideas and use them on your own!

Questions? Please email or call. Thanks for reading! --Jaime

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Minnehaha Free Space
3458 Minnehaha Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: 612-729-3733
Facilitator's experience: 
I'm a 25-year-old white genderqueer facilitator, writer and trainer in south Minneapolis who hates dull meetings and classes, but loves kinesthetic and improvisational activities! I'm also a collective member at the Minnehaha Free Space (where this class is held). You can learn more about me at my website:
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Class times: 
Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:30 - 15:30
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 13:30 - 15:30
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 13:30 - 15:30
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Minnehaha Free Space
3458 Minnehaha Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
United States
Phone: 612-729-3733
44° 56' 23.8236" N, 93° 13' 41.3508" W
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