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10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class

10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class
10 Team-Building Games For The First Day Of Class by TeachThought Staff Team-building activities are great. Not only can they help establish routines, tone, and expectations, they’re also fun, and can help learners feel comfortable. Though many older students in high school and college may groan at their thought, they’re usually fun, and great ways to help students feel at ease. Before you dismiss them as too juvenile, try one. Note that which game you choose, your rules for the game, and any revisions to the rules depend on the nature of the class you’re using them with. 1. Ideal Grade Levels: K-20 First student gives a fact about themselves—I love basketball, I have two sisters, etc. 2. Ideal Grade Levels: 6-20 Two chairs are placed together to resemble park bench. What: College Basketball game Who: Kentucky and Kansas When: Early April Where: New Orleans 3. Ideal Grade Levels: 3-12 In circle, first student offers two facts and one piece of fiction about themselves. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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