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Pedagogical Development Office

Ice Breakers

Ice breakers are little games or activities that help a group get to know its members and build an open and positive group dynamic.

Using an ice-breaking activity in your first class can help you get to know your students, help students become more comfortable, and even get them ‘into’ the topic of the course.

Check out our Teaching Tips on Ice Breakers:

Check out the following links for Ice Breaker suggestions:

Honolulu Community College
Ice Breakers
Enotes teacher forum
Richland Community College
University of New Mexico (compiled list of online resources)
Lansing Community College

Ice Breaker Suggestions for a Great Start to the Semester