Using ice breakers and team building activities
Team-building activities are a great way for teachers to get to know their colleagues on a more personal level and, this can work in many different ways but here I will talk about our recent experience on the faculty retreat.We started off with an activity of answering different questions according to the candy we had selected. This icebreaker not only got us as all talking to each other, but it also got us to work with each other. It was also quite simple as well: selecting three candies and chocolates each one of a different type can excite any age and gender. The leader posed some questions on a piece of chart which made us talk all about ourselves in different teaching situations
This icebreaking activity can also be extended by issuing one situation for the entire group or allocating a different situation to each team member, or pair, to work on. Depending on the situation chosen, the activity can be a lot fun.
Those candies and chocolates excited all of us; hence I am posting another idea using our favourite candies called M&M’s
The M&M Game
Pass around a bag of M&Ms and have each person take as many as they want. For each colour of M&M have a question they can answer. For instance,
Red: Name a campus resource.
Blue: Mention one thing you would like to change about the school