Thursday, August 2, 2007

Icebreakers

Here are a few links to sites about icebreakers. Linda made a suggestion that we find one which might suit our classes. Please post your ideas of a good icebreaker for the classes you facilitate to the group email. This is a good example of the spontaneous topics which will come up in class.

Online icebreakers - a teacher-student interaction focus.
Icebreaker (facilitation) An *icebreaker* is a facilitation exercise intended to help a group to begin the process of forming themselves into a team... wikipedia 27/7/2007
Index of icebreakers, games and fun group
activities- Instructions to many useful
ice breakers, games, and team building activities
Teampedia - Teampedia is a collaborative encyclopedia of team building activities,
icebreakers, teamwork resources, and tools for teams that anyone can edit!

I like the truth and lies one and have used it with success - meaning all the class contributed and it helped me to form an idea of what sort of people they were.
Bronwyn

2 comments:

bronwyn said...

icebreakers are really useful for helping people get to know each other. cushion throwing in class can work well but you need to do other things online...e.g. truth and lies exercise. state three things aobut yourself and everyone has to guess which is true or false.

cheerfull said...

cheerfull said...

I like icebreakers but you do need to be sensitive to your class makeup regarding topics.