During its tour it was only right that Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor, creators of Brain Boosters for Groups in a Jar visit the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and see brain boosters in action in a camp setting. Here’s what one staffer from the Brentwood YMCA had to say:
You can see and try Brain Boosters for Groups in a Jar out for yourself!
Get the jar directly from Free Spirit or online from Barnes and Noble or Amazon.
Click to order: http://tinyurl.com/boosters16
Filed under Educational Resources, Positive Youth Development, Practical Ideas, Teambuilding & Play with Purpose | Tags: Ann Saylor, brain boosters, brain development, brentwood ymca, camp, free spirit, ice breakers, Susan Ragsdale, team builders, tracey jernigan | Comments Off
We asked different agencies who work with youth (both in school and after-school) to take Brain Boosters for Groups in a Jar, test it out and tell us what they think. Today’s review comes from a teacher at Cameron, a Lead Public School.
Brain Boosters has been a lifesaver for me this semester. My school leadership council has been having a hard time connecting with one another as well as being motivated to participate in the group. I use Brain Boosters for Groups In a Jar® with them everyday now and they LOVE it! I use it at the start of our meetings to get their thinking and enthusiasm going and sometimes at the end as a fun way to close our meetings.
I have also recommended it to other teachers at my school because it is so quick and easy to grab and go! We have an advisory period each week and Brain Boosters has been an awesome way to connect and have fun with our advisory groups. I love that there are over 100 activities, it is fast and easy, and most of all TONS of fun! It is so much better than having to look up different games and icebreakers online and sifting through all of them to find what I want. ALL of the activities included in the jar are age-appropriate, easy to understand, and take just a few minutes to do. They are all different, unique, and don’t take any planning. I have even used these activities at Professional Development with my co-workers. I highly recommend Brain Boosters to any one working with groups both teens and adults!
– Ashley Parker, Cameron, A Lead Public School
See a sample of Brain Boosters in action below (the leadership council assisted in the making of the video):
Click to order: http://tinyurl.com/boosters16Filed under Educational Resources, Positive Youth Development, Practical Ideas, Teambuilding & Play with Purpose, Youth Leadership and Youth Power | Tags: brain boosters, creative play, empowering youth, ice breakers, meetings, professional development, teachers, teambuilding, youth workers | Comments Off