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10 Great Classroom Icebreakers 1. Self-Portrait. Have your students draw themselves. After they have done this, collect the papers and hang them up for the whole class to see. Now have students try to guess who the artists was for each picture. 2. At the beginning of the year, write a short letter about yourself as the teacher. 3. Give each student an index card. 4. Have the students get into a circle. 5. Pass around a sheet of paper and some pens. 6. Call out any month of the year and have all students born in that month come up to the front of the room. 7. Have the students draw pictures about what they like to do, what their favorite foods are, and what is their favorite subject in school. 8. Don't forget about this old time favorite part of class. 9. Have students write three things about themselves on a piece of paper. 10. Line up the students in two lines facing each other.

Littérature et perspectives civilisationnelles J'entends par regards croisés l'utilisation de textes littéraires étudiés en corrélation avec des extraits de films, mais aussi des tableaux, des photographies, des discours d'hommes politiques, afin que l'écrivain soit en effet situé dans son siècle. Ces différents objets d'étude viendront se compléter les uns les autres, ou parfois se contredire les uns les autres, déclenchant ainsi la parole dans la classe, mettant en exergue ces contradictions qu'il faudra expliquer et exploiter. Dans cette partie, je propose de vous donner des exemples de thématiques sur lesquelles ces regards croisés sont possibles avec des extraits d'oeuvres littéraires, mais aussi des extraits de film, des photographies... Thème 1 : de L'esclavage aux mouvements des droits civiques Sur un thème portant sur le sud des Etats-Unis de l'esclavage au mouvements des droits civiques, on pourrait par exemple envisager le corpus suivant : Thème 2 : les années 30 Thème 4 : l'Apartheid

Icebreakers Archive | Classroom Icebreaker Activities | Ice Breakers | Back to School | First Day of School 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. Be sure to explore our 12 volumes of icebreakers and first day of school activities that help students and teachers get to know each other. Icebreakers Archive | Classroom Icebreaker Activities Best of the IcebreakersVolume 1: Tell Me About You ActivitiesVolume 2: 14 Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 3: Engaging Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 4: Activities for the First Day of SchoolVolume 5: All-About-You Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 6: Get to Know Your Classmates ActivitiesVolume 7: Getting to Know One AnotherVolume 8: Who's in the Classroom?Volume 9: My Classmates and MeVolume 10: Back-to-School ActivitiesVolume 11: More Fresh Ideas for Opening DayVolume 12: Excellent Activities for Getting Students Warmed Up Fun Activities Get the School Year Off to a Good Start!

Back to School 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. Be sure to explore our 12 volumes of icebreakers and first day of school activities that help students and teachers get to know each other. Icebreakers Archive | Classroom Icebreaker Activities Best of the IcebreakersVolume 1: Tell Me About You ActivitiesVolume 2: 14 Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 3: Engaging Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 4: Activities for the First Day of SchoolVolume 5: All-About-You Activities for the First Days of SchoolVolume 6: Get to Know Your Classmates ActivitiesVolume 7: Getting to Know One AnotherVolume 8: Who's in the Classroom?Volume 9: My Classmates and MeVolume 10: Back-to-School ActivitiesVolume 11: More Fresh Ideas for Opening DayVolume 12: Excellent Activities for Getting Students Warmed Up Fun Activities Get the School Year Off to a Good Start!

Ice Breakers (Icebreakers) from ResidentAssistant.com GamesRA Contributor2014-09-18T09:47:09+00:00 Whether you need an activity for a staff meeting or a teambuilder for your floor, this section of the site provides you with ideas and instructions to help energize groups and bring people together! Do you have a favorite icebreaker or teambuilder? Please share it today! Ice Blocking Posted by: RA Contributor Category: Ice Breakers, Program Ideas, Reviewed, Social/Community Building, Team Builders Submitted by Name: Michael School: University of Idaho Description: This program is a way for you just to get a bunch of residents together at the beginning of the year… Continue reading » Brainteasers Posted by: RA Contributor Category: Ice Breakers, Passive Programs, Problem Solving Activities, Reviewed Brainteasers I went online and pulled out 15 riddles, some easy, some nearly impossible. Continue reading » Last Minute Date Ideas Posted by: RA Contributor Category: Ice Breakers Continue reading » Purity test Continue reading » Tag Team Chariot Racing

Terminales L LVA - Blog de aks Project 1 : (the idea of progress) Session 1 (5/9) : Brainstorming around the notion of new technologies and the areas of our lives which are affected. communication / entertainment / transport / health / jobs... Comment on picture page 17 (click to enlarge) Session 2 ( 6/9 ) : The Smart Revolution Group work : Each group is given a short article presenting a device or devices which will supposedly change different areas of our lives. Read the article and get ready to present the device to the class. 1. By ANDREW MARTIN Published: January 23, 2012 As the “smart” revolution spreads from phones to other electronics, some manufacturers are hoping to make a bundle by selling refrigerators that spew out recipes based on what’s inside, robotic vacuum cleaners with remote-controlled cameras, and washers and dryers you can monitor from your phone. [...] The idea is that consumers can control the devices, which can communicate wirelessly, with their smartphones, tablets or televisions. 3. 4. Group work :

ice breakers, warmups, energizers, and motivators for groups All groups need ice breakers, warmups and energizers at some time or another. Here are a number that have been successfully used for over thirty years with many different kinds of groups. You can modify most to adapt the characteristics of your group. When groups first meet, there is often some fear about what may happen. This is true even when many know each other or have attended group events before. Many of these exercises can put a group at ease and build trust . If your group is new, make building trust a priority for the first few meetings by using one or more of these exercises. Some of these encourage more intimacy than others, coming from the heart (feelings) while others are more for what they think (cognitive). 1. Start by saying you want them to answer four questions: 1. You may need to say that the checkin must be done quickly and you will model how to do it. A second introduction method is use of dialoguing. Examples: The comic character I would like to be like is. . . . . 5.

Cinquain.org - Theory of the cinquain Adelaide Crapsey did not invent the five-line poem. The Sicilian quintain, the English quintain, the Spanish quintella, the Japanese tanka, and the French cinquain all predate hers. What she did invent, however, is a distinct American version of the five-line poem. Inspired by Japanese haiku and tanka and based on her advanced knowledge of metrics, she believed her form "to be the shortest and simplest possible in English verse."1 So what ingredients make up the Crapsey cinquain and how has it evolved since her volume of poetry was first published in 1915? Crapsey cinquain Adelaide Crapsey did not directly address the form she had invented in any of her writings so critics have had to examine the cinquains themselves and ancillary materials from the Crapsey papers when speculating on her intentions for the form. What follows is a list of some of the fundamentals of the Crapsey cinquain: A syllabic pattern of 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 2. American cinquain Is there an American cinquain?

Classroom Icebreakers for Back to School The first day of a new school year can be awkward and nerve-wracking for both teachers and students. Why not break the ice that day (or week) with a few, fun, getting-to-know you activities? Giving your students a chance to share special facts about themselves and learn about their teacher at the same time will help ease first-day jitters. And it helps to build a sense of community in the class, an important requirement as they collaborate with each other throughout the year. Below are some of my favorite icebreaker activities. Emoji Puzzle Students these days use emoticons all the time. Once they have found their match, students can interview each other or quietly talk about themselves. Conversation Starter Stones Conversation Starter Stones are a fantastic way to help your students get to know one another. Conversation Starter Stones As your students enter the class, give them a stone. QR Code Icebreaker QR codes are still everywhere and are so easy to create. Two Truths and a Lie Padlet

British Life and Culture in the UK - Woodlands Junior School 10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments. “I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures.Why do good people sometimes act evil?Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things?” Like eminent social psychologist Professor Philip Zimbardo (author of The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil), I’m also obsessed with why we do dumb or irrational things. The answer quite often is because of other people – something social psychologists have comprehensively shown. Over the past few months I’ve been describing 10 of the most influential social psychology experiments. Each one tells a unique, insightful story relevant to all our lives, every day. 1. The ‘halo effect’ is a classic social psychology experiment. » Read on about the halo effect -» 2. » Read on about cognitive dissonance -» 3. » Read on about Sherif’s Robbers Cave experiment -» 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers Welcome to Education World's Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers. Not-so-new teachers will also find classroom-friendly materials to expand their teaching files in this compilation of online resources from Education World writer Joan Luddy. Included: Resources for getting your feet on the ground, lesson planning tips, assessment ideas, time and behavior management resources, classroom freebies, technology information, humor and more. Education World has surfed deep into the Web to pull together this Back-to-School Guide for Beginning Teachers -- a virtual survival guide for educators about to begin their first year in the classroom or for classroom veterans who are always looking for fresh ideas. Before you go any further, have you visited Education World's Back to School theme page? There, you'll find links to dozens of stories that provide practical tips and advice for starting out the year on the right foot. Related resources

Icebreakers that Rock 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. It’s essential to start building relationships with your students right from the start. And how to accomplish this? Icebreakers. I planned to create a nice big post with dozens of icebreaker ideas you could choose from. They require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. So I have scrapped my plan to curate good icebreakers from the Internet. In my own classrooms, with middle school, high school, and college students, I have played all three of these games with great success. Each of these will likely sound familiar to you, although the names may not be exactly what you’ve known them as. Blobs and Lines Here are some sample prompts you can use for this game: Concentric Circles Do you play any sports? This or That Sample questions for This or That:

Funding for Exchanges with the U.K. A scheme administered by the British Council offers funding for school exchange projects for 17-to-19-year-olds: up to £10,000 per project. The deadline for applications for the next awards of funds is 14 May 2018. The Charles de Gaulle Trust grants are awarded to French and British schools working on projects together. They must be applied for jointly by two partner schools, and there must be a project, more than just visiting the other country. The awards are reserved for 17-19-year-olds and must have a cross-curricular and vocational training aspect, helping pupils improve their employability and transferable skills. You can get more information on the grants, including application forms, on the British Council site in French or English. This article gives an example of a project between two schools for visually impaired pupils, the Cité Scolaire René Pellet in Villeurbanne and the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford, England.

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