The stoke deck feels like a gateway to facilitation. Over the past week, I’ve seen how the stoke deck, with it’s simple instructions and fun games, can be used by people of any age.
Not only can a high school student lead an activity, but with a little bit of pushing, they can start to understand the purpose of framing and the power of a debrief.
By using questions like “how do the participants need to feel to be ready for in this activity?” and “how might you get participants to reflect on their learning?” you will see 16 year olds make facilitation moves that often take years to develop.
I’ve grappled with this question of how to help people learn facilitation for a while, and I think the stoke deck is the perfect place to start.