Waterville, Maine • November 13th• Lunch and Learn Afternoon Workshop • Inspire, Engage, Build Community, and Create Lasting Lessons

Hosted by Thomas College Lunder School of Education

Experiential, Brain-Based Activities and Strategies to Build Community, Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning, Meaningful Engagement and Reflection 

Tuition includes lunch and a copy of your choice of the Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner or Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation books.


Join this interactive workshop and fill your teaching, counseling, or group facilitation toolbox with brain-based techniques to promote engagement, buy-in, social-emotional learning, and meaningful reflection. Empower students to take ownership of learning and create a positive and supportive community. Enliven academic content, morning meetings, advisory, and circles with active, learner-centered methods to enhance involvement and retention.


Harness the power of play and active reflection to teach, practice, and assess content while cultivating collaboration, student voice, problem-solving, self and social awareness, and communication. Take away practical methods to get your students moving, talking and reflecting, and new perspectives on your role as an educator, facilitator, or leader.


We will explore:

  • Experiential, brain-based approaches to actively engage learners physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually in social-emotional learning, academic, training, or therapeutic content
  • Interactive activities to build rapport and community while enlivening academic lessons, differentiating instruction, and promoting social and emotional learning, -along with the classroom structures to make them a success
  • Practical methods for creating a positive, responsive, and supportive environment for learning
  • Ways to cultivate SEL skills such as communication, social problem-solving, relationship skills, collaboration, self-regulation, decision-making, self-awareness, emotional expression, empathy, and reflection
  • Experiential facilitation/teaching fundamentals used to design, sequence, and adapt experiential activities to take advantage of "teachable moments" and create lasting, meaningful lessons.
  • Techniques for increasing participant involvement, buy-in, voice, choice, and ownership in learning experiences
  • Engaging reflection tools and techniques to increase relevancy, meaning, depth of understanding, and connection to future learning
  • The role of the educator as guide and the importance of flexibility, attitude, adaptation, and awareness of group and individual needs and differences


Tuition includes lunch and a copy of one of Jen Stanchfield's books: Tips & Tools for the Art of Experiential Group Facilitation or Inspired Educator, Inspired Learner: Experiential, Brain-Based Activities and Strategies to Engage, Motivate, Build Community, and Create Lasting Lessons.

$ 89.00
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