Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson

Applied improvisation in higher ed
Glossop Improv, UK

Jess is an improviser, training developer and HE professional based in Glossop, UK. She is the co-founder of Glossop Improv and has been performing and teaching improv for 15 years, specialising in applied improvisation within the HE sector.

Develop your teaching with Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
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Relaxation: Breathing Exercises
by Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
Breathing techniques help to reduce stress and make you feel more relaxed, which is useful if you are feeling nervous about teaching or presenting in front of a big audience.
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Icebreaker Exercise: The Never-Ending Box
by Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
This great ice breaker promotes creativity, positivity and encouragement.
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Promoting Collaboration and Positivity
by Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
The 'Yes But' and 'Yes And' exercises are useful for promoting collaboration and positivity.
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Relieving Tension: Stretching Exercises
by Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
The simple stretches demonstrated in this activity will help you to relieve neck and shoulder tension. This will help you feel more relaxed.
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Taking on a Confident Persona: Exploring Status
by Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
Embodying different levels of status as demonstrated in this activity will help you to connect with audience and feel more confident.
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Warming Up: Lemon Face, Pumpkin Face
by Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
You wouldn't run a race without warming up and yet many people enter into public speaking without any kind of physical preparation.
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Building Close Listening Skills
by Jess Napthine-Hodgkinson
This exercise is great for developing listening skills and for working on finding the value in contributions made by students.
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