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Want to learn more about Adventure and Experiential Education? Then this podcast is for you! Listeners of this podcast will get; - Adventure Programming Theory - Facilitation Tips - Activity Ideas - Industry Career Advice - Interviews from Industry Professionals High 5 Adventure Learning Center is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to helping individuals, teams, schools, communities and businesses improve the way they live, learn and work together. Connect with us at high5advent ...
 
Mindfulness stories that help children calm down and learn social-emotional skills by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises focused on kindness and fun science facts. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation. Download the mp3, listen in Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Leela Kids, or listen online at www.PeaceOutPodcast.com. Proud member of Kids Listen, a grass roots organization promoting content just for children.
 
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Do you constantly feel like you are putting out fires rather than preventing them? Or maybe you take work home regularly to catch up because of all the distractions throughout the day. In this episode I will give you a solution to these never-ending problems. It all starts with scheduling, and I don’t mean when you see specific students. I want you…
 
There are two things I suggest you focus on first and foremost as the school year begins. The first one is data collection, which I talked about during my last episode. The second is organization, which may not come so easy to school counselors. I feel like teachers tend to have this under control with their flair pens and post-its, but after this …
 
By now, you may know how much I LOVE data collection, and there’s a good reason for it! Collecting and sharing data is the best way to measure growth and advocate for your role as a school counselor. I know what you may be thinking right now - It’s only September. Why are we already talking about data? Here’s the thing, even if you’ve only just sta…
 
We’re back! This is the first episode of our fifth season and it’s an ocean adventure! We’re starting off with some cool ocean facts and practice ujjayi (oo-JAI-yee) breathing, or ocean breathing. Ocean breathing is a great way to check in with ourselves, plus it’s super relaxing! Season 5 Code Word Challenge: Each episode has one ocean code word. …
 
In this episode Phil answers some listener questions; - When do you NOT do warm up or icebreaker activities? - Is there a game you've recently revived and love to play? - Advice and things we wish we would have known before starting a new job in the industry. - ATC vs GRIGRI Submit any questions you may have to podcast@high5adventure.org or DM on i…
 
With a new year upon us, there are always changes that are made in the public schools. This can be new students, new staff or administration, a new school placement or even a new district. Not to mention new protocols or procedures that may impact the program that you intended on using. These inevitable changes are one of the many reasons that scho…
 
Get ready to dive into Season 5, an ocean adventure! Join Chanel as we explore the ocean, meet interesting sea creatures, all while we relax and recharge with mindfulness activities. Don't forget to follow us on your podcast app so that you don't miss a new episode! If you'd like to support the podcast, check out our Patreon for fun perks like stic…
 
Brian (President and Founder of Adventureworks, and also the 2021 ACCT Critical Link Award Recipient), joins Phil to share; - His introduction to the world of Adventure Programming - His perspective on the growth of the industry and changes coming to ACCT - Advice to emerging professionals in the industy Find more at - adventureworks.org…
 
As the school year is upon us, I’m sure you’ve been busy preparing your lessons and materials. You’re probably ready for your individual, group, and classroom lessons or have at least thought about what you may want to try, or not try, for this new school year. But have you thought about what you can do from day one that may make the whole year see…
 
Micheal and Kyle (Social Play Club - thesocialplayclub.com) join Phil to share: - Their introduction to creating immersive social experiences - How they facilitate their social play club on Clubhouse - Tips on facilitating when participants join midway through a program - Their favorite activity to use in an audio-only setting…
 
I’m sure I’m not the only one who was familiar with the ASCA National Model, but didn’t quite know what it meant to see it in action. Of course we all heard of what it meant in grad school, but like many other areas of our profession it is very different when you have to put it into practice with your own students. That’s why I will be walking you …
 
Whether you’re a new counselor or a veteran, when you think of MTSS you are likely picturing the pyramid that outlines the system previously referred to as Response to Intervention. It’s so important because it is the foundation that our program is based on. This evidence-based system may be approached by multiple positions in the school, but I’m g…
 
In this episode Phil answers some listener questions; - How do you experientially create norms without sitting down and just writing a list? - What are some trends in our industry you hope will not continue? - Pudding vs. Jello? If you have a question for Phil submit them to; - podcast@high5adventure.org - DM on Instagram - @verticalplaypen…
 
Back to school season is quickly approaching, or may already be here for many of you! When it comes to getting all your ducks in a row for a new school year, you could wing it, or you could make things a lot easier for yourself and have a curated plan. August is the perfect time to get organized while you have the time! One of the first things that…
 
I don’t know about you, but I have really loved this month’s Small Group Series! I am super passionate about this topic and hope you feel prepared for next school year after listening to these episodes. I can’t believe school will be starting soon, but it’s the perfect time to talk about something very important: small group curriculum. You may be …
 
For today’s “small group series” episode, I’ll be talking about how to organize your small group materials to incentivize attendance. I’m sure you're thinking that those two things don’t relate at all. I promise it will make more sense once you listen to my suggestions! I’m sure we can all agree that what works for one person doesn’t necessarily wo…
 
Brett Johnson, the new owner of Ipswich Town Football Club, joins Phil to discuss why connecting with the supporters matters, qualities of good leadership that are important to him and how empowering your staff makes all the difference. In 2005, Mr. Johnson founded and is the CEO of Benevolent Capital (www.benevolentcapital.com), a family office wi…
 
I’m excited to share this episode with you this week while I’m at the ASCA Conference! Make sure to come say hello if you see me! I’m also excited because this week I’ll be talking about small groups again. The students in these groups are the ones that need more than that in class lesson but aren’t in need of that individual session. So how do we …
 
Mike Cardus joins Phil to discuss how Experiential Education informs his work in Organizational Development, how the front loading of activities needs to be adapted when working with corporate audiences and how having hundreds of hula hoops at home can affect how your job is perceived by others. Mike has focused expertise in team building, manageri…
 
As you begin to think about going back to school, it’s the perfect time to think about how to best establish small groups. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be doing a new deep dive series on small groups so that you can feel prepared to dive right into forming effective small groups! In the following episodes I’ll discuss using small group data, organ…
 
Today’s episode is a great one because you get a sneak peek into my new counselor bootcamp! Now if you’re not a new counselor, believe me you’ll still want to listen. Newbie or veteran, I’m always here to support my fellow counselors no matter which stage you’re in! This episode will help those of you in all different seasons of your counseling car…
 
I’m pretty sure every school counselor has a vision of how they want their office to be decorated. Whether it’s the organization or decorations, there is nothing quite like the moment you have your first job after graduating. That is why I was pretty surprised when I found out my first office was going to be shared with the school psychologist. The…
 
In this episode aimed answering your questions, Phil read out some of the podcast reviews and answered the following questions; - Is there room for introverts in facilitation? - How do you stay genuine in a "performancy" profession? - What is your favorite icebreaker question? - Best closing to a single day program? - Most under-appreciated facilit…
 
On today’s episode we have two special guests that are joining me after they’ve completed the Stress Free School Counseling course. They share the specific tools that transformed their counseling programs at their schools. If you have been at all curious of what the course entails, this episode will give you all that information! You’ll find that b…
 
In this episode, guests David Christian PhD (Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, University of Arkansas) and Danny McCarty PhD (Assistant Professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of South Alabama) discuss; - Adventure Therapy - Adlerian Theory - Their article - "Using an Adventure Therapy Activity to Assess the Adlerian Li…
 
I am SO excited to introduce you to the newest member of Bright Futures, Rebekah Murphy. I’m sure you’ll see Rebekah on social media and now that she’s a member of the team please say hello! Rebekah has been a school counselor in Kentucky for five years at the elementary level. She has a range of skills and it is easy to see that she is passionate …
 
This was a live audience episode recorded for the 2021 Virtual BOOST (Best of out-of-school time) Conference. Phil was joined by High 5 Trainer Rich Keegan, Justin McGlamery who is founder and Chief Locus Focuser for Focus Your Locus Teambuilding Training and Development and also Chris Ortiz, the Program Director for the Team Development Center at …
 
One of the many reasons we become school counselors is to be able to provide support to students when they’re experiencing a crisis. We are often given the infamous walkie talkie in order to be prepared for those exact situations. It’s never long, however, until that crisis intervention begins interfering with the other duties we perform throughout…
 
This week's guest, Andrew Alexander King, is a surfer, climber and mountaineer who is currently attempting to be the 1st African American to summit the highest mountain and highest volcano on each continent, 14 in total. We discuss how adventure became a part of his life, his thoughts on being a role model and mentor to younger climbers and surfers…
 
This month I really focused on how to use scheduling, organization, and data collection to reach more students and advocate for your role. To end the month-long series, I’ll be sharing twelve strategies to increase your impact and get the recognition you deserve. As always, the simple changes I suggest will increase your efficacy and your time! I k…
 
The last two weeks I went over a scheduling tool and an organizational hack to introduce my month-long series on reaching more students and advocating for your role. This week I’ll be talking about data collection and really touching upon my end of the year report. This is a great opportunity to reflect on all of the services you’ve provided! Let’s…
 
Last week we started the month-long series on reaching more students than ever before and advocating for your role. For week two, we are talking about a simple yet effective organizational tool. I started using this just last year and I could pinch myself for not using it sooner. What is it you ask? A counseling log! This may seem pretty basic, but…
 
Over the next four weeks I’m going to be putting the “simple” into School Counseling Simplified. With the end of the school year approaching, I am not here to add something more to your plate. In fact, some of the strategies I will be referring to you’re probably already practicing. It’s just a matter of making small changes for big impact! This we…
 
Vishwas Parchure, Director of the Experiential Leadership Institute in Pune India, discusses with Phil his first experiences with working in the outdoors, his thoughts on conditioning, conduct and consciousness and answers the question; can facilitation be taught? Watch his Ewald and Hahn Address from the 2020 International AEE conference - You can…
 
As a wrap up of our month of individual sessions, today’s episode is about how to facilitate individual counseling sessions. These sessions used to be intimidating to me compared to group sessions and classroom lessons. That’s why I created a plan which has allowed me to love individual sessions. I’m not sure about you, but I feel much more confide…
 
Romy Alexandra joins Phil to discuss her introduction to the world of Experiential Learning and then shares clear explanations of both the Experiential Learning Cycle and the Experiential Learning Styles. You can get in touch and follow Romy at the following; LinkedIn - Romy Alexandra Instagram - @trainingbyromy FB - Romy Alexandra: Experiential Le…
 
Let me ask you this, do you have time to reinvent the wheel? If you’re a school counselor listening to this episode I can almost guarantee you do not! That’s why I’ve created these data collection strategies that can be used across the board. Last month I talked about collecting data in small group sessions and this episode will provide some overla…
 
The Training team (Chris, Lisa, Rich and Phil) talk about the different forms of documentation Challenge Course professionals should be aware of, including; - Local Operating Procedures (LOPs) - Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) - Inspection Reports - Challenge Course Portfolios This episode is supported by Sticker Mule - stickermule.com…
 
Last week, I talked about how to get started with individual counseling sessions. This week we’re looking at how to collaborate with parents and teachers to best support your individual students. It’s important to remember that you only see your individual students for a small portion of time, the teachers see the student for another portion of tim…
 
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