Archive for September, 2013

Teacher Staff Development

Re-Purposing “Ice-Breaker” Activities for Academic Review, Reflection, Context Setting and Formative Assessment

The teachers, corporate trainers, high school advisors and other educators I work with are constantly trying to create a balance of learning in their classes and groups. These interactive strategies help learners practice, review, synthesize and discuss academic material. Through playful collaborative learning teachers increase engagement, promote retention and enhance learning outcomes.

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Name Activities from Jen Stanchfield

The Importance of Names

During this “back to school” and fall program kick off time of year educators engage groups in introductory activities, ice-breakers and get to know you activities. Regardless of the types of groups you work with it is useful to have a repertoire of simple and palatable name activities.   Knowing and using each other’s names […]

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