Many times one needs to initiate a group discussion. The classroom teacher, employer, and counselor (personal or camp) are just a few of the individuals needing topics for group discussion. In this article, we begin by looking at focused group discussion – what it is and how to conduct one. Then we provide you with questions and activities to help you conduct successful group discussions. Finally, we provide some guidelines for creating questions for successful group discussions.
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A game for fun and for educators to use for review and test prep, Around the World is easy to play and works well with any size group. There are several variations, all of which we cover in this comprehensive article. The game can last as long as you wish, or makes an excellent, short, time-filler at the end of class or party. We will tell you how to play and provide some examples to get you started.
Kids love riddles. Riddles not only provide fun, but also help children learn to think and reason. Our selection of riddles includes some silly ones, some old favorites, and some that make kids really spend some time thinking. All of our riddles have answers provided. Find some you love and share them with friends.
Procrastination is delaying an activity or task with excuses rather than a real reason. Procrastination not only causes problems for individuals, but also creates a ripple effect that hurts their families and those with whom they work, play, and study. Procrastination wastes time, energy, and money.
You may be wondering what is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence (EI) is one’s ability to identify, understand, use, and manage emotions in positive ways. Emotional intelligence relieves stress, helps one communicate effectively and empathize with others, overcome challenges, and prevent and defuse conflict. Additionally, emotional intelligence allows the recognition and understanding of what others are experiencing emotionally, providing a connection to others.
Communicating involves more than simply exchanging information. To be an effective communicator, you must understand your audience, measure your tone and volume, watch your body language, and apply some other communication skills. This article explains not only what constitutes effective communication, but also presents the skills required to be an effective communicator.
Teachers’ day and teacher appreciation week both occur in May in the US. However, there are many other times to show your child’s teacher how much you appreciate them – Christmas, Valentine’s Day, the beginning or end of the year, your teacher’s birthday, or anytime you wish. The key to providing the perfect teacher appreciation gift is knowing your teacher’s likes and dislikes. Additionally, teachers do not get paid much and always need things. Find out what your teacher wants or needs that they cannot afford or will not purchase for themselves and you are on your way to giving the perfect gift.
A brainteaser is a type of riddle that makes one think outside the box. Some brainteasers are easy, some are a little harder, and some can really make you ponder for a while. Often, when you finally hear the answer, you feel ignorant or silly, because it should have been obvious to you. However, brainteasers are fun. Therefore, we keep testing ourselves and hoping we get better at solving them.
Everyone gets angry sometimes – it is a normal emotion. However, if you explode and express yourself in harmful ways, you need anger management. Anger management teaches you how to express your anger in a healthy way and manage conflicts. The more you practice the skills of anger management, the easier it is to control yourself when you get angry.
Leadership styles are evident in both professional and personal environments. Most people have a leadership style they have developed as part of their personality, frequently in response to various life experiences. For example, someone in the military in a position of leadership may have an autocratic style. Another person with a strong religious background may have a servant leadership style.