Fuel the Fire

The web is a busy, buzzing hub of activity, so finding interesting, inspiring stuff can take a bit of searching. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you. Here are some of the most interesting, educational and fun things we’ve found around the interwebs for some facilitator inspiration:

Screen shot 2014-01-20 at 11.13.49The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun
Do you have enough fun? According to this video there are 8 principles to follow to make sure not only that you have a fun life.
Screen shot 2014-01-14 at 15.24.36 The 6 Characteristics of Truly Creative People
Stanford’s Tina Seelig’s brilliant talk on the 6 characteristics of truly creative people.
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 11.14.25How Would the World Look if we all Felt Connected?
We just ran across this inspiring video that takes a look at the world of science as we know it and asks, what if we’re looking at the world all wrong?
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 10.55.11How powerful is empathy?
Rick Ingrasci found this fantastic animated short from the RSA about the incredible power of empathy and how it can help us to live more connected lives. Enjoy!
Screen shot 2013-12-20 at 18.10.53Can theater improv change your life?
We love the theater improv game ‘Yes, and…’. It’s a great way to introduce the principles of theater improv, to let people access their storytelling imagination and to create community. But according to Galen Emanuele, ‘yes, and…’ can change your life.
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 10.45.53Something for your Souls
Our co-founder Charlie Murphy found this video on UpWorthy and felt that it was worth sharing. A little inspiration to warm your day. “I’ve seen people who have just had a moment of kindness and love and it changes their whole life…”
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Art Makes You Happier…It’s Science
Amazing facilitator Peter Gindl who is part of The New Mentality (a group of facilitators who are de-stigmatizing mental illness) sent us this link. Have you ever noticed how happy you feel when you are being creative? Well guess what, it’s science…

Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 11.03.50#Employ Yourself – Youth Speak up about Unemployment
So many people try to speak for the current youth generation but it’s so much more powerful when they speak for themselves. Here, two spoken word artists (@ShostarSmurfz and @SGB) cover the topic of unemployment.
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 11.05.00Amazing Youth Orchestra Play Instruments from Landfill
Introducing the amazing talents of the Landfill Harmonic Orchestra. We haven’t tried it but we think a ‘found orchestra’ would make a fantastic workshop activity.
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 10.55.11Can Art be Medicine?
What do you think? Can art really change people’s lives? Take a look at this amazing little video which explains exactly how we can use art as medicine.
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 10.57.05Do you Allow Yourself to be Vulnerable?
At PYE a central part of our model for working with youth is allowing yourself as an adult mentor and the young people you work with to be truly themselves, to be truly vulnerable in front of their peers. That’s why, when we found this TED talk, we got it.
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 11.00.41What is the Future of Education in a
Digital World

This is a really interesting video about the ways that an online world can offer young students more personalised and adaptive learning experiences.
Screen shot 2013-11-26 at 11.01.08Beautiful Arts Happening – the Irish Cups Song
PYE co-founder Charlie Murphy stumbled upon this beautiful video of an arts happening. Watch as this talented group create a beautiful chorus using plastic cups for a boost of facilitator inspiration.
Screen shot 2014-01-28 at 15.20.22 Rup Sidhu at TEDxRenfrewCollingwood
Check out this brilliant TEDx talk from facilitator Rup Sidhu on the topic of using music, particularly Hip Hop, as a tool for transformative education. #ArtForChange
facilitatorsWhat is a Facilitator?
At PYE we provide training and support for arts facilitators and workshop leaders to help them to lead arts workshops that go beyond skills teaching to become life transforming experiences for both youth and adults.But what is a facilitator?
Screen shot 2014-01-20 at 11.13.49Are You a Genius?
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote the novel Eat, Pray, Love. In this fascinating and frank talk she breaks down the concept of ‘genius’ and suggests that it may be something we all possess, if we only know where to look.
Screen shot 2014-08-13 at 18.08.32Watch an Amazing Teach for America Student Say What No One Else Wants to Say
A Baltimore student with Teach for America steps out of his comfort zone and says something no one else wants to say.
Screen shot 2014-10-20 at 09.06.31Sacred Economics
Ever felt frustrated with the financial system we currently use? Watch Charles Einstein radically shift the way we look at the economy for a more equal, more caring world.



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One Response to Fuel the Fire

  • Love your book and am beginning to work through it.

    Realize that it speaks profoundly to the work that I am doing up here in York Region Canada

    Tim Greenwood

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