Icebreakers that Rock | Cult of Pedagogy
Too many classroom icebreakers require students to take big social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy.
Take Your Time, August! (2 Freebies)
I honestly can't believe it's already August! We don't start school until the end of the month, but I'm really hoping to stretch out these ...
Exploring 'Would You Rather…' Questions
Normally, teachers like to avoid off-task topics, like "would you rather" questions. But, there can be a useful time and place for these fun questions!
Icebreaker games: how to get to know your office
There are multiple "icebreaker games" that you can do to get to know your office. We've simplified the process and made it easy for you
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The first few hours or days back at school in September are hectic. While most schools encourage a full pelt return to hard learning - the sheer amount of admin that needs to be sorted means this isn't always possible. We are busy: sorting out seating plans, handing out new books, sorting out target sheets…
Student Information Sheet - High School/Middle School
This is a great first day of school/get to know you information sheet for middle or high school. It would be perfect for a student teacher coming in the middle of a semester or a first year teacher. I tested this out on my students and they enjoyed filling it out. Note that it is a .pdf file and can...
A Middle School Teacher's Guide to the First Week of School
The pencils are sharpened, your classroom is clean and the bell rings…gulp…here they come! My feelings on the first week of school ar...
Back To School Icebreakers
1-2-3 Come Do Some Icebreaker First-Day Activities With Me My favorite classes in school, even up through college, were those that we had a real...
M&Ms Feelings Activity. || EAH: use different prompts (instead of feelings) for older students, but still a great icrebreaker for small groups.
Favorite First Day Activities
To see my post click on First Day of School 2014 To see my post click on First Day of School 2013 . I had a wonderful first ...
Ice breakers: I love these get-to-know-you questions for the first days of school. Middle School grades. Could put these all in a box and have students draw out the question they have to answer. Or put them on the board and have kids shoot basketballs at the ones they want to talk about.
I love having students think differently for “All About Me” activities, especially the older kids. This is perfect for middle school. Find a song, embed it on their website, find the lyrics, make a wordcloud, use it with an activity in Language Arts