Thursday, August 12, 2010

Breaking The Ice

School starts for the students on Tuesday and although I've been doing this for more than 20-something years, I'm always on the lookout for more great ideas for breaking the ice and getting to know my students. Last year, I used this BINGO-type game where students have to fill up the page with signatures from classmates. The actual form came together after soliciting ideas from my online colleagues. It's nothing new but the students really enjoy it and it does facilitate lots of good conversation. Do you have some ideas you'd like to share? If so, please complete this brief form and don't forget to click on the responses link so you can benefit from the shared wisdom as well. That link is not working as I expect, so instead I am publishing the results below the form. I hope this is useful. Thank you so much to Renny Fong for reaching out to me to let me know of the problem and offering this solution. (I still can't figure out why the "grade level" question is showing as a date. Not sure I'm crazy about Google forms.)

Thanks for your help. Have a great first day!

~ Lee




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