Teaching With a Mountain View: First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

First Day of School Activities for Big Kids

Great back to school ice breaker: get to know you game idea. When it is your turn reach into your bag of MMs. Answer the question corresponding to the color for everyone to hear. Eat your MM!

Teachers are always teaching rules and procedures, but to start your school year off right you must do these 10 things on the 1st day of school!

10 Things Teachers MUST DO on the 1st Day of School

Teachers are always teaching rules and procedures, but to start your school year off right you must do these 10 things on the day of school!

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letti

What Did We Learn about PowerPoint and Student Learning?  By: Maryellen Weimer, PhD in Teaching Professor Blog

What Did We Learn about PowerPoint and Student Learning?

Three fantastic icebreakers that get kids talking and start building relationships from the first day of school!

Icebreakers that Rock

Too many icebreakers require students to take massive social risks with people they barely know. Or they don't really help students get to know each other. Or they are just plain cheesy. Here are three that are actually good. Great if you teach in a speci

Five Things to Do on the First Day of Class

Five Things to Do on the First Day of Class

Here are a few novel activities for making the most of that first day.

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school!    Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are ready to get to them the second those kids walk in the door. Building community and getting to know

Get to Know You Games for the First Weeks of School

Today I am brining you the perfect combination of back to school ice-breakers and games for those first days of school! Back to school is a crazy time and we all want to hit the ground running. There are routines and procedures to teach and we are read

Teaching Inequality: Denial, Defensiveness, and the Diminishing of Oppression | Faculty Focus

Teaching Inequality: Denial, Defensiveness, and the Diminishing of Oppression

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