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
SPLAT! Classroom Community Games Bundle for Getting to Know You & Team Building
It would be a good way to channel students' focus when talking about different civilizations or eras. It breaks a huge idea down to six different topics, with varying complexities. It could be altered a little to be more applicable.
End of the Day Closing Circle Reflection Cards - UPDATED 1/15/17
Songs can be a great tool for ELLs to learn English. The lyrics of the songs important to ELLs, as well. Also, they should be educationally appropriate. This material is specifically useful to intermediate or Advanced level of ELLs at this point.
Five cooperative learning activities that will help build your classroom community during the first week of school. Find out the activities that I have fallen in love with over the past 16 years of teaching. First Day of School
9 Tips for Engaging Your English Class with Pop Culture - I have the greatest success in engaging students when I make deliberate connections between my students’ most popular interests and the “stuff” of my class.
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