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Podcast Interview with Rich

Episode 1 – Rich Keegan Show Notes: [00:01:37] Project Adventure is an ACCT vendor based out of Beverly, MA [00:02:11] Dr. Stuart Brown’s book; Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, is worth reading and can be found here; https://www.amazon.com/s?k=play+stuart+brown&crid=35E69HSKYPQZ0&sprefix=play+stuar%2Caps%2C148&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10. [00:03:57] Renbrook Summer Adventure – https://www.renbrook.org/student-life/renbrook-school-summer-adventure [00:05:22] Beyond Basics […]




Road to High 5 – Trailer

 Show Notes: In this series of episodes, Phil Brown, High 5 Lead Trainer, interviews members of the High 5 team. Members of the Training, Building, Operations and Edge of Leadership teams share their stories about their Road to High 5.




The High 5 Challenge Course Stories

Making Peace the High 5 Way: Iraq & USA By Jim Grout (Blog Archive 2010 with Photos from 2018) Preface – A popular word every holiday season is Peace. And while World Peace may be a lofty goal, I’m reminded how achievable it is when I experience our programs each and every day throughout the year. […]




School Culture Thrives

Positive School Culture Thrives When Relationships Abound – By Jim Grout I had an “Ah Ha” moment when I read a recent article titled What Makes a Good School Culture? It is written by Harvard’s Leah Shafer and published under the column Usable Knowledge, Relevant research for today’s educators. (https://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/18/07/what-makes-good-school-culture)  I encourage you to click […]




Ubuntu Cards – The Backstory

Ubuntu Cards – Q & A with Ryan McCormick What inspired you to create Ubuntu Cards in 2011? Both Chris Ortiz and I love the “I Spy Books” – I’d say that was a primary catalyst of inspiration for Ubuntu.  By using random objects in combination with fun activities, we wanted to invite people to connect, […]




Social Emotional Learning

What The World Needs Now…  And What Schools Can Provide. By Jim Grout What does it take to educate a child today, to equip them with diverse skills and inner motivation to learn and make their mark in the world?  The short answer is, it takes a lot. A more comprehensive answer to those daunting […]




Finding Pinecones

Finding Pinecones – By Phil Brown Even though this may sound like the name of a cool new activity (maybe someone reading this can make one up…or maybe this is already an activity I have yet to see), it is not what this is in reference to. Instead it refers to a moment this summer […]