Lead icebreaker activities early in the school year to help students bond.
Work as an inspirED team to learn different ice breakers and lead them in classrooms in the first few weeks of school. You can repeat these activities if classes change during the year.
During your visits, don’t forget to recruit more students to join inspirED!
Tips & Suggestions:
- If scheduling doesn’t allow for students to run the activities, your inspirED team can host a workshop for teachers to learn the activities and facilitate them in their classrooms.
- Participating in a fun activity with peers is an excellent opportunity for bonding and promotes a student’s sense of belonging at school (Ayers et al., 2005).
- Playing games in a group setting promotes social and emotional learning (Hromek & Roffey, 2009).
- In order to develop a sense of self-worth, students, and teachers, must feel respected by and connected to their community (Morrison, 2006).