Category Archives: Youth Development

“What’s That Hammer Looking Thingy?”

As a 4-H alumna, I grew up exposed to Robert’s Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure.  But that is not everyone’s experience.  It may not be your volunteers’ experience, it may not have been your experience.  While you can certainly … Continue reading

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4-H Science Inquiry Videos

Are you looking for some new resources for 4-H STEM?  Check out these Science Inquiry videos from Oregon State University’s 4-H program: 4-H Science Inquiry Videos

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A Model for Leadership

“Leadership” is a fuzzy term to many, and quite possibly because it may manifest in many different ways. I find that many difficulties in teaching leadership to young people lie in the abstractedness of the concept. That’s why I was … Continue reading

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Penn State 4-H Teambuilding Facilitation Manual

Make some time this week to check out this great resource from Pennsylvania State 4-H:  Penn State 4-H Teambuilding Manual.  This might lend itself to a nice training for volunteers.  In particular I found the Comfort, Growth, and Panic Zone … Continue reading

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Tuckman’s Model Revisited: NOW With Cool Activities!

It’s baaaaaaaaack! Just when you thought we were finished talking about forming-storming-norming-performing-and adjourning here we are again! Why? Because teams are important! …And also because I found this cool resource that shares specific activities to use depending upon which stage … Continue reading

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Tuckman’s Model of Group Development

In the 1960s-70s Bruce Tuckman debuted the Tuckman Model of Group Development which asserts that teams progress toward various stages during their progression from inception to functioning.  In this model, as teams mature and increase in ability, the leader changes … Continue reading

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Up-Front Games

What is an “up-front” game you ask? An up-front game in many ways is a spectator’s sport.  When you have a big group it’s not always easy to engage everyone in an icebreaker-type activity, but an up-front game can serve … Continue reading

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