Part of my ethic as a tour organizer is that everyone in the group should know everyone else’s name. The best way I know to facilitate this is to play the Name Game. I know, I know — many people don’t like it. But I’m the leader of the guides. This is “tough love”… and a required part of the tour. Here’s how it works: We stand in a circle, and each person reviews the names out loud, gradually working their way up from just a few names until the last person, who gets the biggest challenge: remembering the entire group’s names. Here, at the end of the circle, 12-year-old Annalise nails the challenge, correctly getting every name (with a tiny bit of help midway) in our group.
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