June 2013 Archives

WHY Do You Work in Adventure Education?

I often find that many in the field of adventure education, like myself, find it difficult to explain to others what it is we do. Talking about why we do what we do, seems to be a bit easier. But I wonder, how many of us have practiced writing down why we do such work? I'll admit, I had not.

Recently I experienced doing just that...writing about 'the why'. I found myself not only refreshed, but understood more about my true passions, beliefs and goals. Below I share some of what I wrote with you, whether you might feel encouraged to try it yourself, or generous enough to comment about what it is that makes you 'tick', working in this unique field.

Recent Comments

  • Rachel Sampson: I would like to try this but can't find where read more
  • Jen Ottinger: Hi Ryan! Great words to live by. read more
  • markcollardinc: Ryan, I saw Michelle Cummings present this exercise earlier this read more
  • markcollardinc: Ditto! We - Ryan, Nate and me - all reading read more
  • markcollardinc: Hey Ryan, why is this activity called Ubuntu CIRCLE when read more
  • higherbeing: Love it! read more
  • Wes: Hi Ryan. I am currently looking into establishing a physics read more
  • Ryan McCormick: Thanks Nate, I love this activity and find useful in read more
  • Nate Folan: Right on Ryan! This activity is very effective. Thanks for read more
  • Ryan McCormick: Well, it depends on the size of the group. With read more