Ice Breaker: Put 15 random objects in a bag, pass around the bag and people pick one and tell how it relates to them. This is fun - it's amazing how creative people can get about the most mundane things like a wrench or a boot or a piece of chalk.
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 good. Great if you teach in a speci
Building a positive community in your classroom is so important at the beginning of the school year. Read how to get off to a positive start. I like the sparkle idea but I might change the words a bit.