Too many icebreakers require students to take massive 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. Here are three that are actually goo
Classroom Listen Up! FREEBIE UPDATED June 2017 I added 2 levels for one & two step directions. One & Two steps (with two levels: one with color specification and one without) and an open-ended scene (make up your
Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letti
There’s no discounting the importance of the first day of class. Here are a few novel activities for making the most of that first day.
Teaching classroom procedures and expectations.
Do you feel like a “talking head” during the first couple days of school? We know that explicitly teaching procedures and expectations is a MUST for the beginning of the school year. However it’s a lot of information for a teacher to disseminate and for students to absorb. I have this simple little trick to