Four lessons on leadership Greg has learned through his wide-ranging career with Boys & Girls Clubs, plus four challenges you can use to reflect on your own leadership right where you are.
Emotional Check-Ins Throughout the Club Day
Welcome back to “Emotions Matter”, with BGCA's own Kate Endries! In case you missed it, check out 5 Easy Emotional Check-Ins. TL;DR, here is what you need to know: Everyone feels a wide range of emotions every day. Emotions influence the way we interact with our environment and other people. Emotional check-ins are a way... Continue Reading →
5 Easy Emotional Check-Ins
Welcome Kate Endries, Director of Health & Wellness at BGCA, back to the ClubX Blog! We all catch feelings from time to time. No matter our age, gender, background, or personality, we all feel the same feelings. But sometimes our Club members might not know how they are actually feeling or what to do about... Continue Reading →
7 Summer Survival Tips for Youth Development Professionals
When school is out, Boys & Girls Clubs are IN, and in most of the country, summer programming is well underway. Summertime at the Club is such an awesome time for programming, because the longer days mean more flexibility and more *time* to do the kinds of fun, intensive activities we can't get to during... Continue Reading →
THAT’S SO META. A Metacognition Primer!
Metacognition is a very big and impressive sounding word. But what is it, why is it important, and how can we encourage it at the Boys & Girls Club? Metacognition is the ability to think about your thoughts with the aim of improving learning. This article from Edutopia gives a helpful metaphor- learning metacognition strategies... Continue Reading →
Year End Self-Reflection Activity: With FREE Download
Edited in 12/2020 to add: As I read back on this post I wrote originally in 2018 and then updated in 2019, LOLOLOL. What a sweet innocent child I was, not knowing what 2020 had in store. I'm leaving the text untouched for posterity's sake, but the download is updated with the year 2020. Good... Continue Reading →