Although I have been blogging about many of the fun things that happen at Workshop, most of our time is spent doing "work." The whole point is to teach leadership skills. In JAM, we break down the curriculum into three parts that make up our P.I.G. paradigm. We focus on Personal, Interpersonal, and Group leadership, spending one full day on each type.
Because I spend my time in co-op facilitating activities, I didn't take a lot of pictures. I did sneak a few of some of their favorite activities.
In the above activity, students had to work as a group to come up with a banner and a chant for their co-op. Each student was assigned a "role" to play throughout the process, which was representative of the types of people who make up a group. Roles included things like moderator, cheerleader, elbow greaser, devil's advocate, conflict resolver, etc. The banners and chants were then presented at our parent luncheon on the final day of Workshop.
After each activity, we process what happened during the activity, why we did it, and how it can apply to school or life in general. Every year, I am amazed at the quality of conversations students can have about these topics of life and leadership. They are what keep me coming back year after year.