"Tell me more." That's it. That's the secret. Now you know.
FACT: If you're a better listener, you'll be a better WyldLife leader. Here are 10 tips from Celeste Headlee's TED talk, applied to a WyldLife context.
Bowling never goes out of style. With these adaptations, it's a great contact work event.
Rory's Story Cubes offer unlimited possibilities as a WyldLife resource that's fun, funny, easy, and creative.
Good practices and solid theories need focused clarity in order to keep them from going off-script. This list of Contact Work Dos and Don'ts can build confidence and provide direction for your staff and leaders.
Every WyldLife leader knows about the challenges of meeting and spending time with middle schoolers. They don't have as many extracurricular activities as high school students. There are fewer special events to volunteer at. They don't have access to their own transportation. Many of them don't yet have phones (either cell or landline). Most don't yet … Continue reading Solo/Ensemble Contest: A Top-Tier WyldLife Contact Work Zone
Each year, new WyldLife staff gather with hundreds of other new and current YL staff for a week of intensive training. Here are fifteen takeaways that this years' new WyldLife staff want to share with you.
When you're meeting new kids, has that nagging whisper of fear ever threatened to mess with your joy and excitement? Yeah - me too.
If you're meeting a middle-schooler for the first time, the standard questions (name? grade? school?) are the obvious starting point. But since many 11- to 13-year olds haven't yet learned how to carry a conversation, it's up to you to keep things going. One of the easiest ways to do that is by saying, "Tell … Continue reading 4 Ways to Start Conversations with Middle Schoolers
Chaperoning a middle school dance is one of The Best Ways Ever to spend your Friday night. Seriously. No joke. Read why here.