Spymaster

Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.

Spymaster: Guess the cards assigned to your team thanks to the apt hints of your spy.
Entertaining language training adaptable to all topics; although the more abstract it gets the more difficulties you’ll have to face.

Language and memory training, honing your skills of expression, understanding connections – all as an entertaining, competitive game of two groups.

Number of People: 6-20

Time: 0.5 hrs

Place/Space: Indoor, classroom

Equipment:

  • pens in 3 different colours
  • paper

Link to desription (doc): Spymaster_Modified_En

Draw (how to Make) Toast

DrawToast is a Wicked Problem Solving™ design exercise by Tom Wujec that unlocks our ability to solve complex problems through visual thinking.

Number of Persons: 6-30

Place/Space: indoor, room enough for everyone to be seated at tables

Equipment:

  • flip chart (or stock of paper and clear wall space to mount notes for everyone to see)
  • post it’s
  • markers
  • masking tape

Link to description (doc): Draw-Toast_En

Link to original detailed description (PDF): Draw Toast-web
Link to TED-video

The Power of Words

By following a simple example, you can see the power of words and how important it is to use them carefully and correctly.

Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future

Collaboration. Communication. Critical thinking. Creativity. – Should be present in all classrooms. Joe Ruhl received his bachelors and masters degrees at Purdue University and he has been sharing the joys of biology with kids for 37 years. He presently teaches Biology, Genetics, and Science Research courses at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. Joe and his wife Gail have two children and two grandchildren. The National Association of Biology Teachers named Joe Ruhl the Outstanding Biology Teacher of Indiana in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded a Golden Apple Teaching Award by the Lafayette, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In 1989 he was honored at the White House as Indiana’s recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. In 1996 he received the Purdue University College of Science Distinguished Alumnus Award for Excellence in K-12 Science Teaching. In 2004 he was awarded the Purdue College of Education’s Crystal Apple Teaching Award. And in 2012 he was honored with the Shell National Science Teaching Award. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.
Learn more at https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program.

Don’t Stop the Ball

Multiple balls are kicked in a circle.

Number of People: 5–15

Time: 0,25 hrs

Place/space: Indoor/outdoor, flat surface of 20 to 40 m²

Equipment:

  • You need several smaller balls (best suited are tennis balls or alike). Prepare as many balls as there are players.

Link to desription (doc): Don’t Stop the Ball

Acid River

Versatile group dynamic game for larger groups for advanced teambuilding: Cross an “acid river” with a few objects and your ability to cooperate!

Number of People: 5–20

Time: 1–3 hrs

Place/space: Indoor/outdoor, at least 30–50 m²

Equipment:

  • Ropes
  • Flat stones or wooden blocks
  • Wooden boards
  • Towels, beer crates, buckets … whatever seems useful

Link to desription (doc): Acid River-TC