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
Another good icebreaker to play on the first day of school. You skittles to ask questions. This allows the teacher to know her students and students to know their peers. Creates a positive environment in the classroom starting
Foster a Community of Interest by having students play this game. This TEAMBUILDING activity from "Dice Discussions" is perfect for back-to-school or any time of the year when building the classroom community is needed. 32 pages
Playing "Four C's" is a nice way to get students to find out what they have in common. Ask each student to write on a piece of paper/index card his/her favorite: color, country, cuisine and their favorite character. The papers or cards are shuffled and redistributed. Each student has to read aloud the contents of his card and guess the person who wrote it.
This is the only icebreaker that I use with my high school science students! I've used it for over 5 years and it is always my favorite day of the year. This icebreaker activity allows you to talk science on day one randomly group students for your