Introverts dating each other
” Students have to choose a position, then physically move to the side of the room that most closely represents their opinion—one side means dogs, the other side means cats—and then talk about why they chose that spot.
This game has always been a HUGE hit with any group I’ve ever taught: It builds student confidence with talking in front of their peers, it helps students quickly find kindred spirits, and it’s also just a lot of fun.
I have no idea where I picked them up, but they are not original to me.
How to Play In this icebreaker, students are prompted to either line up in some particular order (by birthday, for example) or gather in “blobs” based on something they have in common (similar shoes, for example).
Each activity supplies students with real topics to talk about, topics that , without forcing anyone to reveal anything too personal.
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When talking about dating and relationship techniques, I will sometimes refer to those who are “beginners,” those who are at an “intermediate” level of skill, and those who are “advanced.” I’ve received some questions about this, and about how I’ve never clarified what these terms actually mean.
We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.
That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made comfortable in your classroom, and who need to get to know each other. I planned to create a nice big post with dozens of icebreaker ideas you could choose from.
The possibilities for questions in this kind of configuration are endless; be sure to use more open-ended questions that can get students talking, rather than those that simply ask for a yes or no answer.