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1 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Canteen Leaders Strategies and Tools to Help Prepare Ourselves For The Challenges of Life and Leadership!52.30To set the scene. Play the video as a prelude to the presentation 5 minutes before the start.CAN
2 Glengarry: Teaching Skills For Life Kangaroo ValleyGive an introduction to myself.GG for 17.5 yearsHave had a wonderful opportunity to create programs that have changed the paths of many students lives, and one of my recent project has been integrating the 7 habits of highly effective teenager program into our Glengarry 6 month emersion program.To frame up my presentation however I want to tell you a little bit more about myself so you can see how my journey has progressed over the years.
3 Reflections Of My School Years Do you remember what your school days were like?For me school was not a very happy place! There are very few happy memories.It was a place where I really struggled! Bullies, teachers that were not very supportive, barbaric discipline!I left school in year 10 a pretty shy and introverted kid that still had a lot to learn about life and the world.After 17 years teaching at Glengarry I was alarmed at how today’s kids were still struggling with many of the same issues and challenges that I faced, yet their mainstream education was not providing any formal teaching to assist them with strategies to deal with these challenges.In fact, the evidence suggests that things are much worse for many of the teenagers of today whom most of us are working with.
4 Australian Cherub Dingy Champs My escapism as a teenager was to sail. When you put me on the water, and had wind in my hair I was in my element. I loved the interplay with reading the wind shifts, making your boat go fast and outsmarting your opposition. After 5 years of learning to race the Cherub class dingy I won the Australian Championships in Tasmania in For the first time in my life I recognised what persistence and perseverance could lead to when one was chasing a dream goal.This began a love affair with the great outdoors. I loved nature and the splendour of the unknown the outdoors could throw at you.
5 Kayaking A Dream come True! As a young teenager my best mate that I sailed with died of a drug over dose. I had enough of life here in Australia and I needed to go off and find my niche in the world. So off I went on my own. For 7 years I lived in Canada, eventually studying at the University of Calgary. I loved the psychology of paddling hard rivers and overcoming your inner fears.
6 Performance Under Pressure While I taught my mates to paddle they took me to the mountains where I learnt to climb. How many of you here have been rock climbing?When I first went climbing, I was a fearful, shaking piece of jelly legs that could hardly get off the ground on a climb that was of the lowest grade. I was psychologically frozen to the rock unable to move. But I was attracted to the psychology of climbing, and learning to block out my fears and learn the technique of being a good climber. This photo is of me on the 3 sisters just down the road from where we are today.I want to share with you a short video. What I love about this video is the power of this guys mind to totally block out his fear and go after a challenge that virtually seems impossible if not just plain crazy. The human mind is amazing.
7 The MountainsTo sit and the bottom of a mountain and look up at the impossible summit off in the heavens above, but still set out and problem solve your way to the top was fantastic for one’s confidence. These skills can them be applied to other areas of your life.
8 Australian Kayak Perth, Easter, 2000. Marathon Championships 4 years of planning4 years test my abilities in kayak racing was very special. Failure after failure led me to a path of turning my weaknesses to strengths. Each failure bought new learning. This culminated in me winning the nationals in Perth in 2000.
9 Outdoor Education & Sport Psychology My Doctoral research with elite sporting teams which utilised the outdoors to teach positive psychological skills to athletes provided rich evidence that the outdoors can be a powerful place to teach and learn about ourselves and the positive mental skills to excel in the sporting arena.If athletes could learn positive psychological skills to enhance the direction of their sporting lives through specifically crafted outdoor educational experiences, why couldn’t everyday teenagers learn skills to be more resilient in life?[Next Slide]NSW Netball Team Undergoing Outdoor Training In Preparation For Their National Championships
10 Profoundly Life Changing Read! While looking for solutions to managing my own life balance I came across the 7 Habits of Highly effective people, which was a powerful read for my own personal development.This then led me to Sean Covey’s book written for teenagers. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers…I was in awe at the content. ONLY if I had this book when I was at school.It soon became clear to me that the content of this book was the content that the teenagers on my programs need to address many of the issues that we looked at earlier around the crisis in resilience.[next slide]
11 Fostering Change In People Requires A New Direction In Programming & Facilitation At Our Camps Outdoor EducationTO CHANGEANTICIPATED OUTCOMESPROGRAM TYPEFeelingsNew skills, energy, enjoyment, funRecreationalThinkingNew knowledge, attitude, awarenessEducationalBehaviourNew ways to act & increase functionDevelopmentalMisbehaviourNew ways to cope & decrease dysfunctionTherapeuticThis programming shift requires us to be more prescriptive in our program development. Generally speaking outdoor education can be seen being facilitated within the recreational or educational realms. (see table above)Developmental Programming: is aimed at improving functional behaviours and training people to behave in new and different ways.Developmental programs change the way people behave, by showing them successful ways to interact on their own or with others.These new behaviours are transferred to other life situations.Matching program type with change requirements. (Priest, 1996, p.23)15 minutes to here
12 Tools The 7 Habits Can Provide Canteen Leaders! I am hoping today you will have some new tools to help you while you are a leader at Canteen, but also as a means to becoming a more highly effective person. The format I will follow gives a description of each habit and then some examples of how we can either practice them ourselves or teach them to others. I have attempted to highlight how the 7 habits match up to Canteen’s Value statements!
13 The 7 Habits OverviewOptimising Our Physical & Mental HealthTeamwork & InclusivenessUnderstanding & CompassionThe First 3 Habits: 1: Be Proactive; 2: Begin With The End In Mind; 3: Put First Things First are all skills that are considered foundational in anyone’s life. Learning and developing these habits is about self-awareness and self-mastery; winning the private battles within yourself.These first 3 habits are like the tree roots of a tree, without solid grounding the rest of your life will not be supported; you will not develop into a fully mature tree!Habit 4 Think win win, Habit 5 Seek first to understand and then be understood, and Habit 6 synergise are skills that help us get on in the world of relationships with others. This involves mastery of ourselves in the public domain. A public victory.The final habit 7, Sharpening the saw, is about renewing ourselves and keeping our life in balance.Respect & IntegrityInspiration & EncouragementFlexibility & InitiativePride & AccountabilityPositivity & Celebration
14 Habit 1 Be Proactive Overview 3 minIs all about taking control of your life! It means that you choose to act deliberately and take responsibility for your actions and your life’s direction.A proactive person:Can choose their attitude to lifeIs responsible for their own happiness.Controls the things in their life that they can control, and forgets about the uncontrollable.Overcomes setbacks through proactive thinking & action.Strives to be a change agent through proactive actions.Makes life happen to them rather than being a passenger.Makes smarter decisions. Thinks before acting!Is all about taking control of your life! It means that you choose to act deliberately and take responsibility for your actions and your life’s direction.A proactive person:Can choose their attitude to lifeIs responsible for their own happiness.Controls the things in their life that they can control, and forgets about the uncontrollable.Overcomes setbacks through proactive thinking & action.Strives to be a change agent through proactive actions.Makes life happen to them rather than being a passenger.Makes smarter decisions. Pushes pause before acting!Pride & AccountabilityPositivity & Celebration
15 Good Leaders Make A Proactive Choice Proactive or Reactive Can-Do People No-Can-Do PeopleTake initiative to Wait for something to make it happen. happen to them.Think about solutions Think about problems and options. and barriers.Act. Are acted upon.5 minsDiscuss answers and see if the boys had similar written down. Again ask question how many boys think that they are reactive or proactive at the moment?
16 Self-Awareness: Am I a Positive or Negative Thinker? Monitoring self-talk on a tough expedition or at camp.At a given time, or at places dictated by the terrain that could provide “a teachable moment” have students complete a self-check for a few minutes evaluating the following:Self-talkTalk with othersBody languageEnthusiasm levels at different spots during the trip.Evaluate this around the fire at night. This leads to a tutorial on positive – negative self-talk.As a leader what kind of thinker are you?What do I see when I look inside myself? Do I like what I see? All Change has to begin from within![Being proactive is about choosing an attitude for life, students need to gain an awareness of their paradigm, the way they see the world or what colour glasses they see the world through].This activity takes place during an early hikeStudents are asked to monitor their Self-talk, Talk with others, Body language, Enthusiasm levels at different spots during the trip.The goal is to establish whether they are a positive or negative thinker, and to ascertain how they see the world in order to develop a self-awareness of their life.With this self-awareness of where they are at students are able to change.35 second video
17 Positive or Negative Tracker What Kind Of Tracker are you?This activity links to the monitoring of self-talk during an expedition or camp.Around the fire students complete the tracker questionnaire and calculate the kind of “Tracker” they are.Facilitation can involve partner sharing of results. Then a discussion on how we can be more positive in our daily lives.1:05 min videoAfter students spend day 1 monitoring their self talk and attitude they end up at the fire that night to complete the “positive tracker negative tracker exercise.[Click to start video][Click to bring up questionnaire]Students complete the survey and calculate the “Tracker” score. This gives them on a continuum an idea where they are at with their self-talk.The fire discussion can then be facilitated around how we move our scores to the right or be more positive in our lives.Interview with Tom comes on at the end of the fire scene to show how leaders can follow this discussion up around camp.
18 Make Your Own Weather!We have the ability to see sunshine even when we are surrounded by storms! Its all about attitude!After being tuned into their self-awareness students are asked to be proactive when times are tough by making their own weather.Metaphorically even when life is stormy and things are a little down, through the application of positive thinking, positive self-talk we can look for the good in things!When out hiking in poor weather utilise any negative comments about the conditions as teachable moments.If it is safe to do so, show how students turn harshness into fun. Rain dance, mud roll.Share a story of how [Ian] is trying to teach his own kids this principle by running around in the rain during a down pour!
19 Think Before Speaking or Acting: Press Pause: Between stimulus and response we have a split second where we can pause and learn to be proactive with our decisions!Think Before Speaking or Acting:Monitor your dialogue with others. Is it how you would want to be treated.Am I about to do something that I will regret, or is negative?Good Leaders are self-aware, and roll model proactive behaviour.Look for opportunities to use & teach the pause sign!Between stimulus and response we have a split second where we can pause and learn to be proactive with our decisions!Being proactive teaches students to pause and think about what they are about to do prior to acting in an inappropriate way.Pushing the pause butting is a great tool that students can relate to. When hiking with them and you see something unfolding, you just have to, “push pause”.Students immediately connect with this sign! They need to stop and think about their actions.Share Tim’s story about “pushing pause”. [See video].
20 3 Blessings! 3 Things I Am Thankful For Today! Around the fire at the conclusion of each day, participants are given time to reflect on their day, focusing on the good things that happened to them! Things they are thankful for.EG: 3 things I am proud of … 3 things I did well today….This activity, on it’s own, has been show to significantly reduce negative feelings and emotions.Where possible focus on the positives.Habit 1 asks us to choose a positive attitude towards our life journey.Many of us however focus on the negatives around us and forget about the positives.Martin Seligman has shown in his research that the simple act of identifying and being thankful for 3 special things in your day, [and doing it each day] has dramatically reduced the severity of depression in those who practice this simple act.This is a great way to finish around the fire each day while on camp.
21 “Can Do” Proactive People In History Who are these Proactive “CAN DO” People in History.Lets look at some of there achievements and try to identify what made them special and what can we learn from them in our everyday lives.Click on video Everest without legs. Being proactive is having a positive attitude and making the most of your life’s circumstances. What could of his other option have been?Everest
22 Flexibility & Initiative Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind Overview4 minDeals with developing a clear picture of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life.What are your values?What is your mission?What are your goals?How to set themSystems to support your goalsIdentifying your talents and developing them through out your life.Making your life extraordinary!How can you use your extraordinary talents as a leader at Canteen?Where do we want to go in life? We better draw a map to get there”.Habit 2 Begin With The End In Mind Deals with developing a clear picture of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life.It teaches that the paths you choose today can shape you forever.Many teenagers never stop to think where they are headed in life. And many adults for that matter.Let’s conduct a quick survey: How many people have a personal mission statement? How many have a plan including goals to guide them over the next 1 or 5 year period?Begin With The End In Mind helps teens reflect on who they are, what challenges lay ahead, and where they want to get to in life!There are several powerful activities that can be incorporated into an outdoor experience that gets teens thinking about their future direction…….[lead into next few activity slides].Flexibility & Initiative
23 I Need 4 VolunteersIn 2 minutes you need to assemble this jig saw puzzle. Off you go!Would it have been easier to put the puzzle together if you’d had a picture to look at? Why or why not?Having a picture provides you with a clear vision of what you need to accomplish, which gives you direction and saves you time, and makes you more efficient.5 MinutesIn order to be effective and efficient in life, and to help us get to where we want to be, we have to have a plan to guide us along our chosen pathway.The first go of putting the puzzle together is a disaster because nobody has any idea of what the outcome looks like.On the second attempt we could do much better because we could “begin with the end in mind”. We knew where we were headed and what the future looked like.Students do not actually do the jigsaw, just use the metaphor from the experience.
25 If You Could Achieve One Impactful Thing At Canteen, And You Could Paint This, What Would It Look Like?Paint your own masterpiece.Give students an A3 piece of paper, charcoals, pencils etc.Have them go off on a mini solo with the following task…Imagine your life as a painting and that whatever you could dream and paint for you life could come true.Well go out and paint it. When you come back, you can begin living it!
26 Paint Your Own Masterpiece Also prior to the Mission Building mini solo hike. Students are stimulated into thinking about their life and the future by viewing the masterpiece video.Clicking the camera on bottom right will start the video. We will only watch the first minute of it!
27 The Great DiscoveryThis online activity takes you through a series of questions that helps you pinpoint the priorities in your life.Teen Mission Builder click to open webpageIt will you back a print out that you can then use to formulate your own mission statement for your wall at home or work.This link should be sent out to students in the week before class. Have students arrive at class with the page already book marked and the students can even have had a go at the task.Allow 15 minutes for the students to work through this activity.
28 Mission Statements: Single Sentence 3 minutesBriefly read the Mission statement to give students a feel of the different ways one can put a Mission Statement togetherSam
29 Setting Goals Count The Cost Put It To Pen Just Do It Steps That I Need To Take To Help Me Live My Life’s MissionCount The CostPut It To PenJust Do ItUse Momentous MomentsRope UpModels for goal setting are often complex and use terminology that goes over the head of many teenagers. The 7 Habits Model is tailored for teens and has some features that a metaphoric with the outdoors! EG: Step 5 Rope Up!This activity follows their Masterpiece, and Great Discovery Journey by highlighting that goals a small steps that guide us on our life’s journey.
30 Step 5: Roping UpClimbers rely on each other for safety, motivation & support. The rope bonds them and keeps them together in their common quest!They are also there to support you if & when you fall!When you set goals, “rope up” with someone else with a similar vision or motivation for life.In real life if you rope up with someone or a group; your energies and enthusiasm will drive each other to success.You will also have people to support you through the hard times along your journey to success, which are naturally part of life!Use this slide to highlight the steps of goal setting and their links to the outdoors.Reading the slide highlights the metaphor between goal setting and climbing as a team.This is the spirit of
31 Habit 3: Put First Things First Overview 7 minManaging Your Time [later session].Not Letting fear control your life and make your decisions.Comfort zones – Courage Zones.Overcoming the hard moments in life.Habit 3 Putting First Things First gives one strength to say “Yes” to your most important things and “NO” to less important things in your life!When I first introduce this topic to my students I take a quick survey. Okay, who begins their week with these kinds of feelings….There does not seem enough time in my week to get everything I want to do in my life done!I have so much to juggle, I have a test on Thursday an assignment due on Friday, my mates want me to go to the movies on Thursday night after rugby training. Phew, I just don’t know how I will fit it all in!Things then just become too much and you cram everything in at the last minute and none of what you did was of the quality you are truly capable of!75% of my students would put their hands up feeling at the start of their week that their life is out of control. This fills them with stress and many of them give up hope to some degree.Schools are not teaching these fundamental skills; that is how to prioritise our BIG ROCKS.Don’t let fear control your life and make your decisions.Inspiration & Encouragement
32 Courage ZoneHabit 3 is about putting yourself & your best interests ahead of your fears.Putting first things first will often cause you to stretch outside your comfort zone.And Venture into your Courage Zone!As well as prioritising the Big Rocks in our lives, Habit 3 also teaches us about putting us first ahead of our fears!Walking away from life’s challenges when we are fearful of the outcome can greatly reduce our potential!Sometimes we have to learn to venture into our courage zone.
33 Click Picture To Go To Story Using books for metaphoric reflection and discussion is a tool I find very effective around the campfire.I pull a story book out of my pack and have story time with my year 9 boys. At first they look at me as if to say, “you have got to be kidding” but as things unfold they are totally taken in.Once the story is read a discussion is had regarding the connection between the story and their lives at present.Click Picture To Go To Story
34 Courage Zone Looking For Opportunities To Sew The Seeds Of Change. It could be argued that fear is one of the worst emotions that people can possess because of its ability to hold us back in life.Fear can paralyse us, limiting our achievements and reducing enjoyment in our lives.As a leader at Canteen your time with participants is full of opportunities to look for that small teachable moment that may have a BIG lasting influence on a person’s life!5 minutesDebrief the comfort zone courage zone concept by asking the above questions. .The goal of this questioning is to connect students with the concepts that stepping out into our courage zone can have major benefits and breakthroughs in our lives.Ask students whether they can identify a time where they have stepped outside their comfort zones while being at Glengarry.
35 Okay: Now Lets All Experience The Courage Zone! Everyone on your feetMake a circleRenee is going to demonstrate how to step into your courage zone by dancing for us all in the circle.Well each one of you has to do it to the music.Now I want you to monitor your self talk, your thoughts, your muscle tightness, your belief in yourself.How are you feeling right now? [look at the body language of those around you, ask them what they are thinking!RememberThe key to overcoming our fears is to worry less about failing, and more about the chances we miss when we don’t even try.10 minutesThe goal now is to attempt to get as many of the class feeling a little self conscious.We are going to play the QII lifestyle film clip and get each student to do a quick solo dance in the centre of the circle.Set an example and then have students bust loose.Emaphise the Worry Less statement in REDAsk the boys this. When we have the Frenchem Dance, are they going to be too fearful to ask a girl to dance or are they going to stick their neck out and go for it?
36 I should check the weather before heading to the mountains! Large Hard MomentsOccur every so often in life & include things like:Peer Pressure: Alcohol, drugs.Dropping people who were friends when they won’t respect your values.Getting dumped by a girl/boy friend.Your parents get divorced.Someone we love passes away.These moments will come in your life, they are part of the cycle of life.You can prepare for them and meet them head on like a warrior and come out victorious.Be courageous at these key junctions in your life. Canteen operates to foster this courage!Just REMEMBER this!I should check the weather before heading to the mountains!3 minutesLarge Hard Moments will occur in our livesThey won’t happen often, but they can hit us hard if we are not strong!We have to meet these head on and fight like a warrior to get back on our feet.We have to be courageous during these times. Don’t do anything stupid when we are feeling down. EG revenge, getting drunk, taking drugs, rebelling etc.While these will be hard moments in our lives, one of the hardest things we will have to deal with will be dealing with PEER PRESSURE.
37 Thumb Wrestling!Working with the person next to you, you have 1 minute to thumb wrestle with them. In that 1 minute you have to see how many times you can pin the other person’s thumb down for the count of 3.How many of you were engaged in a competitive mindset when you started the activity?Did anyone simply communicate with each other and work together to get as many touches as possible?We all too often go into an activity with this win lose mindset, when Win Win can help achieve much more.2 MinutesIntroduce this activity to highlight the concept of winwinDebrief the activity using the above questions.This debrief is designed to highlight the difference between win-lose and win-win thinking.
38 4 minHabit 4: Think Win-WinThinking a Win-Win philosophy for life is the foundation for getting along well with others.It not only means you both get something out of what you’re doing, it means you try to plan ways for both of you to win.Win-Win is not an accident it is a deliberate way of thinking!Thinking a Win-Win philosophy for life is the foundation for getting along well with others.It not only means you both get something out of what you’re doing, it means you try to plan ways for both of you to win.Win-Win is not an accident it is a deliberate way of thinking!Respect & Integrity
39 Let’s Learn a Little More About Each Paradigm. 5 MinutesLets expand on these 4 paradigms by unpacking them further.Choose a student to read one of the Paradigms above.After each one, ask students to share an example that they have seen in their lives.
40 Your Relationship Bank Account How you feel about yourself & others is like a bank account!You can make deposits and withdrawals into this account through the things you think, do, and say to yourself & others.When I make a commitment to myself or others and stick to it “Cha Ching”, it’s a deposit.When I break a promise to myself or others, I feel disappointed and make a withdrawal.Introduce the concept of the personal bank account as outlined above
41 Relationship Bank Account RBA Deposits RBA WithdrawalsKeep promises. Break promises.Do small acts Keep to yourself. of kindness.Be loyal. Gossip and break confidences.Listen. Don’t listen.Say you’re sorry. Be arrogant.Set clear expectations. Set false expectations.5 MinutesThink Win-Win is about building up the relationships with others. We can strengthen our relationships by keeping our interactions in the deposit column.If we make too many withdrawals in our relationships with others, we may soon find ourselves with NO FRIENDS!The outdoors provides many opportunities to gain deposits into your accounts.[next slide]
42 Small Acts Of Kindness RBA Deposits RBA Withdrawals Do small acts Keep to yourself. of kindness.Leaders be on the lookout to facilitate small acts of kindness! It fosters win-win positive feelings within the group and individuals.While working with your Canteen colleagues look for ways to create a “Cha Ching” moment.Let’s hear it “Cha Ching!”This video highlights a common hike issue.Who is going to clean up and take the rubbish after meal time.Can anyone do a small act of kindness?Tom talks about Charlie’s small act of kindness.Leaders should be on the look out for facilitating these kinds of kind acts.
43 Saying Sorry: Can quickly restore an overdrawn relationship account A great activity for sitting around the fire near the end of a trip, or with groups that you know have had some conflict.As a group, there have been times when we have made withdrawals from our relationship bank accounts, this has been at the expense of others feelings.Look around this circle. Who have you done something to that requires an apology?Take 2 minutes to look around the circle and reflect on your past actions.Offer turns of going around and saying sorry to the person that you have wronged.Saying sorry can be a great investment in our RBA.Many people find it so hard to say I’m sorry.While students at Glengarry live together 24/7 we see them move through the classic stages of group development.Forming, storming, norming and performing.There are often lots of apologies needed after the storming phase.Sitting around the campfire offers a great ambience to say, “I am Sorry”.
44 Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be understood. 5 minHabit 5 is about being good communicators.It teaches about listening first, then talking second.It is about seeing things from another's point of view before sharing your own.For young men giving them opportunities to talk about their lives, fears, challenges is a real positive!Feeling secure socially is a buffer to depression and an area that we in outdoor education can foster!Habit 5 is about being good communicators.It teaches about listening first, then talking second.It is about seeing things from another's point of view before sharing your own.For young men giving them opportunities to talk about their lives, fears, challenges is a real positive!Feeling secure socially is a buffer to depression and an area that we in outdoor education can promote & foster!Understanding & Compassion
45 5 Poor Listening Styles Spacing Out Pretend Listening If we want to be effective communicators during our lives we have to learn to be good listeners.Good listeners are aware of poor listening styles.Let’s take a look at 5 poor listening styles and check in to see if you have any poor listening characteristics.Spacing OutPretend ListeningSelective ListeningWord ListeningSelf-Centered Listening
46 Group Campout Students are grouped into camp groups of 4 students. Groups are made to separate friends and cliques.They spend the weekend camping together on campus with roving staff supervision.Sending students out on their own in groups of 4 with boys they are not normally mates with offers some interesting dynamics.They have to learn to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.Click to next slide.
47 Walk a Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes After getting organised at camp have students head off in pairs for half an hour of Duo Time.Make groups up with people they do not know too well!Their task is to conduct an interview as if they were a reporter for the local newspaper.The article they are writing will be read around the fire that night![Partner sharing around the fire that evening].During the weekend student must pair up with someone they do not know very well.They have to pretend they are going to write a newspaper article about the other person.They use the sheet to guide their interviewing process [click the slide]
48 Walk A Mile In Their Shoes Students interview a partner asking the above questions.They write answers in their rite in the rain journal and then at the end of the hike they report what they found to eitherThe whole group during a post activity debrief.Or in small groups to keep the process briefer.
49 Name Game Partner Retell. [Pair people up & complete the following: Tell us how you came to get your name or nick name.1 goal you have in the future.1 person you have in your life that is special and that you can talk to them about anything. What makes this person special and approachable?Name one skill you possess that helps you cope with the low points in your life. How do you use it?Noble, (2007)This is another great partner activity from Toni Nobles Resilience workbook called “Bounceback”.It is done as a partner activity.Students ask each other the above questions.Notice how it is probing to find out things that teenage boys do not normally talk about.
50 Something In My Life I Need Help With….. Often we do not know how to ask for help, this is especially the case for young men.This important life skill can be practiced around the campfire.I need help with….The facilitator gives an example from their life to the group to get started.Break off into smaller groups of 2 or 4 and share the issues they are having problems with.Come back to the circle. A partner shares the issue with the group.The group listens and then tries to give solutions and support to the person.In keeping with the theme of building resilience and asking for help when needed this activity asks participants to think of an issue in their life that is causing them problems or worry.It can be facilitated either by partner sharing or by sharing straight to the group as a whole.[This has to be facilitated carefully so people are protected. Issues that go beyond our expertise should be passed on to other professionals.]The group then can offer possible solutions to the problem.
51 Habit 6: Synergise Overview 3 minHabit 6: Synergise OverviewHabit 6 is about valuing and celebrating differences. It’s about knowing that two or more people can work together to create better solutions than any one of them could alone.Flow activities to promote synergy.Habit 6 is about valuing and celebrating differences. It’s about knowing that two or more people can work together to create better solutions than any one of them could alone.Creating opportunities for synergy is something that we already do very well in outdoor education. I believe it is important however to select the right kind of activities in order to gain optimal learning experience.Ideally, creating activities that lead to “FLOW” can have a great benefit by completely engaging the participants in the activity.[next slide]Teamwork & Inclusiveness
52 Synergy In ActionWorking individually, take 1 minute to try and write down the names of as many body parts as you can think of that have only 3 letters in their name.There are 10 of them.No slang or rude words!Now, pair up, share your list with your partner, and take another 1 minute to see if you can come up with any additional names.Did any pair get all 10 body parts?If not, join up with 2 more people, can you get all 10.Lets check your list against mine!This is a great activity to highlight synergy in action.It can be done anywhere.It is great for around the fire.
53 10 Body Parts With 3 Letters In Their Name ToeLipGumRibArmLegEyeEarHipJawGumThis is the answer to the 10 body parts.
54 We Are All Special: A Minority Of One! We are all different.We learn differentlyWe have talents in different areas.Some are good at sportSome are good at musicSome are good at scienceWe see the world through different coloured glasses.This gives us many differing perspectives!
55 We See The World Differently! Group 1, put your hands up!Okay turn around so you can’t see the board.Group 2 I will now show you 2 pictures. Look at them and keep the answer to yourself regarding what the pictures were.Look at picture 1Now look at picture 2Only show the pictures very briefly!
56 Seeing The World Differently Group 2, now you turn around so you can’t see the board.Group 1 I will now show you the 2 pictures. Look at them and keep the answer to yourself regarding what the pictures were.Look at picture 1Now look at picture 2Only show the pictures very briefly!
57 What Did You See? Group 1? Group 2? How can two groups looking at the same thing, get two completely different views of the world.We all see things differently, we can use this to our benefit if we synergise!
58 Entrance to B 31 Argyle Cave One activity that we find enormously powerful is caving.
59 The SqueezeBoys explore the entrance way to a horizontal cave system with passages going off in all directions. All but one is a dead end.The through passage is totally intimidating.Many boys think it would be impossible to fit through. Your foot cannot fit through standing on end.For me I have to breathe out, wiggle through a few cm and after a minute your chest pops out into more space.It is totally psychological!Once they get down the cave and are ready to come back…..
60 Synergising With My Peers: Focussing on things within our control. Synergy In The CaveLet us hear what one of the boys has to say about the experience! Click the movie once the slide fades out.Lights Out & Work To Get Out Of The Cave
61 Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Renewing Ourselves. It is “Me” Time 7:30I am sure all of us at one time or another have the feeling that our life is out of control. We feel:Out of balanceStressed outEmpty on the insideHabit 7 is designed to reacquaint us with the concept of renewing our lives.Why is it called “Sharpen The Saw”?In the teens text book the story is told of a fellow out hiking in the bush when he comes across an old digger using a hand saw to cut a big tree. He says“Hi, what are you up to” to the old digger?“I’m sawing down this tree” come the curt reply“How long have been at it?”“4 Hours so far but the progress is really slow” he said with sweat dripping from his brow.“Your saw appears a little dull, why don’t you sharpen it?” he said.“I can’t and do that mate, I am too busy sawing to stop and sharpen my saw!”If only the old digger had stopped for a few moments his time sawing would have been much more efficient.
63 Four Dimensions of Sharpening The Saw BodyBrainOften in our own lives and those of young teenagers, we have not learnt the lesson of balance. Some are great athletes but neglect their mind. Some are mental giants bench pressing hundreds of kilos with the weight of knowledge they are gaining but a physically weak and unhealthy. Many of us because we are so busy neglect our heart and the building and maintenance of relationships in our lives. While many forget about their Soul.HeartSoul
64 Why is Balance so Important? Balance is important because what we do in one dimension will affect the other dimensions.In modern society many people are finding themselves out of balance.I would imagine at Canteen many of the folks you are working with could be struggling with one or more of these areas.Camp can be a real healing place, restoring balance and perspective, or teaching how to strengthen untapped areas in one of these four areas.To perform at your peak you need to strive for a balance in all four dimensions.Balance is important because what we do in one dimension will affect the other dimensions.When we look at the statistics from the beginning of this session many of our teens lives are out of balance.The outdoors can be a real healing place, restoring balance and perspective to our clients.This however can be enhanced through planning and facilitation of activities that target “Balance” specifically.
65 Taking Time To Stop and Open Your Senses Brain Research & The Sounds Of Nature When in the outdoors we don’t often take time to…Stop and enjoy the calmness and rejuvenating qualities of the outdoors, especially at great view points or beautiful inspirational places.Students can be just left to relax, or in addition have tasks given to them to promote thinking and reflection.Behind the scene is a video of reflecting by the river.
66 Mental Preparation For Sport or Life MeditationMental Preparation For Sport or LifeVisualisationMeditation and relationI use the outdoors and beautiful spots to teach meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, visualisation.Students for the first time can learn the power of the wilderness or outdoors as a healing place.
67 Meditation And The Brain Meditation has the ability to decrease stress and increase feelings of wellness and happiness.Meditation And The Brain
68 The End But Hopefully The Beginning! I didn’t get a Canteen BandanaThe End But Hopefully The Beginning!
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70 Letter Writing To Yourself During solo which takes place near the end of their time at Glengarry, students write a letter to themselves…What were the 3 most significant events you had at Glengarry?What were the 3 most significant lessons you can take away with you after Glengarry?What way have you changed the most during your time at Glengarry?Which one of the 7 habits had the most impact on your life? How will you continue using this after GG?Imagine you could see into the future 12 months.What will you be like?What goals will you be chasing?What will your attitude be like?How will you have used the learning you had at GG?What would your perfect world look like?Letter Writing To YourselfBoys are asked to Begin with the end in mind by writing a letter to themselves on solo.They are trying to forecast their future in their letter by taking with them key learning, and attempting to predict well they will be at in 12 months time.This letter is collected and sent to them in 12 months time.This letter is collected & sent 12 months later!