|Believe it or not, Kids, there was a time before smart phones|
|By Joe Bouchard|
This is a series of new icebreakers from Joe Bouchard, a retired 25 year corrections veteran and corrections writer. He wrote these icebreakers for the International Association of Corrections Training Personnel (IACTP). These are a part of over 200 icebreakers Bouchard has written for IACTP since 2007. To learn more about IACTP, please visit www.iactp.org.
Believe it or not, we can learn a lot about a time period when watching television shows from the past. My preferred genre is the well-written, fast punchline situation comedy, or sitcom.
Is a sitcom reality? Certainly not! I realize that not all problems are solved in 22 minutes.
Also, technology that we have in the present time, if it were available then, would nullify many stories. And that is how the icebreaker starts:
Joe Bouchard is a retired corrections veteran and writer with 25 years of experience. At the time of his retirement, he was employed as a librarian by the Michigan Department of Corrections and was collaborator with The International Association of Correctional Training Personnel (IACTP). He is also the author of “IACTP’s Corrections Icebreakers: The Bouchard 101, 2014” and "Operation Icebreakers: Shooting for Excellence" among others. The installments in this series include his opinions. While some material is influenced by other works, all of the icebreakers have been developed by Joe Bouchard.
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