An easy, fun, no-prep way to start off your class! Get students into the habit of coming into class, looking at the board, and getting to work independently. While you’re still setting things up, or even taking attendance, your students are hard at work.
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This article is great Back to School advice from the always helpful Shelly Terrell. I particularly like tip 4, Encourage learners to take part in creating their own learning environments. By letting students have control of their space in some ways, you’re turning into their space as well. Also, when students walk into a picture-perfect, everything ready classroom, they […]
A great point from the book Voices of Experience: How Teachers Manage Student-Centered ESL Classes by Janet Giannotti: It should also be noted that some teachers do not use an icebreaker in the first class. Some icebreakers may seem like games, and we don’t want our students to think they enrolled in our class to play games. […]
We all know we’re supposed to build rapport with our students. But what are the concrete steps we can take to do that? What exactly do we mean by rapport? Is it something we can measure concretely? As it happens, the answer is, “Yes!” This article, The Importance of Establishing Rapport with Your Students, aims to […]
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On this page, we're collecting some great resources for icebreakers and rapport. This includes research on the importance of building rapport. But, we'll also share quick classroom tips and tricks. We've even got some great icebreaker or warm up activities … Read More about Resources for Great Icebreakers and Rapport