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Education World: Icebreakers Archive. Check out these articles on everything from preparing for the first day to dealing with homework woes, coping as a new teacher and ensuring smooth sailing for substitute teachers.

Education World: Icebreakers Archive

359 FREE Warmers, Ice-Breakers and Fillers For The ESL Classroom. Planning a lesson is no easy task, especially if you're about to introduce a difficult topic.

359 FREE Warmers, Ice-Breakers and Fillers For The ESL Classroom

Sometimes, you need a little bit of something extra to really make your lesson flow. For this reason, ESL teachers usually use warmers and fillers. Warmers are used in lessons to ease the students into the topic you're going to present. Along the same lines, fillers are used to reinforce topics or follow up with extra practice for students. has 363 warmer and filler worksheets to make your lesson run smoothly without skipping a beat. The beauty of using warmers and fillers is that very little planning goes into using them. These warmer and filler worksheets can be used in several ways. Another great feature of these warmer/filler worksheets is that most can be used for all levels. Don’t worry about registering or subscribing, since all worksheets on are free to download, and there's no limit to how many you can download! Bien visto - Diccionario Inglés-Español Activities for the First Day of School. Education World: Icebreakers Volume 10: Back-to-School Activities. Most teachers use an icebreaker activity or two to get to know their students at the start of the school year.

Education World: Icebreakers Volume 10: Back-to-School Activities

That's why, each year, Education World provides a forum for teachers to share their favorite ideas. Following are more than a dozen new teacher-tested icebreaker activities. Included: Links to more than 100 additional icebreakers! So what are you doing to break the ice this year? Will you take a close-up digital photo of each student, enlarge the images, and create a "classmate collage? " Education World: Icebreakers Volume 2: What to Do the First Day. Teachers around the world sent Education World their favorite first-day-of-school activities.

Education World: Icebreakers Volume 2: What to Do the First Day

So here they are -- 14 great activities to help you get to know your new students -- and to help them get to know you. If you're looking for fun activities for the opening days of school -- activities that will help you get to know your students and help them get to know you -- check out these suggestions from your colleagues around the world. See also Getting to Know You: Activities for the First Day of School. The ideas are in no special order, and all have been edited for space. I've credited each activity as accurately as I was able to; in cases where I received the same idea from more than one teacher, I've merged those ideas and credited all. Education World: Icebreakers Volume 3: Activities for the First Days of School.

Education World's readers responded to last year's back-to-school story with more than two dozen great ideas. So here, in a follow-up to 14 Great Ideas for the First Days of School, is the second batch of reader ideas -- 14 more activities for the first days of school! Hello, Amigos! For ESOL tutors or teachers in schools with a multicultural population: Create a poster with hands of different colors and write on each hand the word hello in a different language. Greet the children, saying "Hola, amigos" and introduce yourself, giving brief background. Then ask students to introduce themselves and to say hello in their native languages if they can. Chrysanthemum's Graph! We Are All Unique! Invite students to list some traits that make them unique.

Sticker Partners! Me Bag Place a white paper bag on each desk on the morning of the first day. Candy Gets Kids Talking! Bring in Skittles, one of your students' favorite candies for sure! Education World: Icebreakers Volume 5: Getting To Know You Activities. One of Education World's most popular features returns this year with 19 new getting-to-know-you icebreakers for the first days of school!

Education World: Icebreakers Volume 5: Getting To Know You Activities

It's time to make a fresh start. You've done some summer reading on classroom management, and you're eager to try out some new ideas. You've learned from past mistakes, and you look forward this year to avoiding those mistakes. Education World: Icebreakers Volume 6: Getting-to-Know-Your-Classmates Activities. Education World: Icebreakers Volume 7: Getting to Know One Another. Education World readers have come through again!

Education World: Icebreakers Volume 7: Getting to Know One Another

Enjoy these teacher-tested icebreaker activities for the first days of school. Included: Fourteen icebreakers from teachers around the globe! Each activity below was contributed by an Education World reader who is identified alongside the activity. It's in the Bag! Over the years, teachers have pulled from their "bags of tricks" a handful of activities employing the common paper bag! Dawn Lasko, who teaches third grade at Cliffwood (New Jersey) Elementary School, starts the year with a game that challenges her students to use their sense of touch.

Cheryl Lindo, a teacher at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, uses paper bags in one of her favorite icebreaker activities. Education World: Icebreakers Volume 8: Who's In The Classroom? Are you still looking for the perfect activity to help you get to know your students -- and to help them get to know one another?

Education World: Icebreakers Volume 8: Who's In The Classroom?

Take a look at these icebreaker activities contributed by teachers from around the globe! Included: Thirteen getting-to-know-you activities for the first days of school. If you missed Icebreakers: Volume 7 -- which included more than a dozen new icebreaker activities -- click here to see it! An Education World reader contributed each activity below. The contributor is identified with the activity. Like Pieces Of a Puzzle! Our Class Puzzle Use tagboard to create a large jigsaw puzzle. Working Together in Room 103 Hang a large sheet of butcher paper on a chalkboard or bulletin board. Education World: Icebreakers Volume 9: My Classmates and Me. Icebreaker activities offer fun ways to get to know your new students -- and for them to get to know one another. Get the year off to a good start with one of the twelve new icebreakers below. Included: Links to our library of more than 100 icebreakers! Have you ever thought of keeping a class scrapbook? Whether students create individual scrapbooks or a single scrapbook that's saved to individual CDs, a class "Memory Book" is a great way for students to create a keepsake of the events of the school year -- one they can look back on and share with others for years to come!

The Memory Book is an idea you might introduce on the first day of school -- documenting on the opening page or two some of the icebreaker activities below. You might also invite parents to send a disposable camera to school with their child's name clearly marked on it. Imagine the fun a 20- or 40-year-old will have looking back at the images, information, and events recorded in the Memory Book! Apple Activity. Education World: Icebreakers: Volume 1. Every teacher has his or her favorite getting to know you activities.

Education World: Icebreakers: Volume 1

Following are a few of EdWorld's picks. Why not explore a few you may not have tried before? Let's jump right into our first circle activity. My name is _____, and if I were an animal I'd be a _____ because.... I demonstrate for my students: "My name is Mr. Then I give the students a little time to think about what animals they might like to be -- and why. Next, I ask the kids to draw themselves as their animals, leaving space at the bottom of the drawing for their first writing assignment.

Education World: Icebreakers: Volume 11. Most teachers have a favorite icebreaker activity they repeat year after year.

Education World: Icebreakers: Volume 11

After year! Is that the case with you? Or are you looking for a new, fun activity that will help you and your students get to know one another? Included: More than a dozen new icebreakers plus links to 150 more! For teacher Pamela Woods, her favorite icebreaker activity helps set a tone for the school year. "I challenge students to line themselves up in order by birthday," Woods told Education World. That activity gives Woods an early opportunity to see how her students will work together, who can follow directions, and who is going to "take charge" in a group activity. Woods likes to repeat her favorite activity around semester break. Education World: Icebreakers: Volume 12. Are you all set for the first day of school? Or are you still searching for the perfect activities for that day? Included: More than a dozen new icebreakers plus links to 150 more! Students in some communities are back in school already. In many other locales, excited conversations fill school hallways as teachers prepare their classrooms for the big day.

One of teacher Heather Migdon's favorite activities is to have her students at Dogwood Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia, write a letter of introduction to her. Teacher Class Ice Breakers. Teacher Class Ice Breakers Some students can feel intimidated among their classmates.

Teacher Class Ice Breakers

They may even feel shy with feelings of not knowing what to say or how to go about making friends. Ice breakers are an excellent way to break the ice, allowing students to feel at ease and get to know each other. One teacher suggested the idea of creating groups. In each group, everyone must write down their name, e-mail address, and fun personal facts on paper. Your First Lesson: 5 Essential Ice-Breakers That Guarantee Success.