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Guide to a Writing Marathon

This in-depth guide—drawn from the book “I’m a Writer”: Essays on the Writing Marathon and Why We Write—covers just about everything needed to organize and run a successful writing marathon.

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Science Around Me Activity

This low-bar-to-participation activity invites participants to turn to their own devices (smart phones, tablets, laptops) to search for evidence of the science around them, and to use these images as a starting point for discussion.

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Start with Why

Simon Sinek discusses the principle behind every successful person and business. A simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”

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Affinity Mapping Protocol

This activity invites participants to coordinate and use inductive reasoning to find and name clusters of meaning — it is a great way for a new team to build concensus about a new shared project or idea

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Four Corners and a Diamond Protocol

This activity helps team members to get to know each other better and to see connections between their personal and professional identities.

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How to Plan a Field Trip

This attractive one-pager offers advice for preparing students for a successful field trip before, during and after the event.