Icebreakers: Getting to Know Each Other

Ice-Breakers Getting to Know Each Other_thumb

Length of Time
15 minutes
Size of Group
Unlimited Grouping in Pairs
Materials Required

  • Chalkboard and chalk

Overview
This activity can be used to introduce participants to each other and to the whole group.
Goals

  • To get to know each other
  • To discover the background, talents, experiences and interests of the participants

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Icebreakers: Find the Missing Letter

Ice-Breakers Find the Missing Letter_thumbLength of Time
15 minutes
Size of Group
Unlimited Grouping of 4-6 participants
Materials Required

  • Chalk and chalkboard

Overview
This activity can be used to start discussion with the participants.
Goals

  • To illustrate how participants can work together
  • To experience a problem-solving approach

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Icebreakers: Draw My Picture!

Ice-Breakers Draw My Picture_thumb

Length of Time
15 minutes
Size of Group
Unlimited Grouping in Pairs
Materials Required

  • Paper and pencil

Overview
This activity can be used to introduce participants to each other and to the whole group.

Goals

  • To get to know each other
  • To discover the importance of listening, giving directions and asking questions

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Gender Awareness Series One: Lesson 2 – Daily Profile

Gender Awareness Lesson 2 - Seasonal Labor_thumb There are many factors that affect the learning experiences of boys and girls during the seasons (rainy and dry). Both boys and girls do agricultural work and off- farm work during the different seasons. The divisions of labor between the rainy and dry seasons can affect their attendance and their performance at school.

Gender Awareness Lesson 2 – Seasonal Labor

Gender Awareness Series One: Lesson 1 – Daily Profile

Gender Equity Lesson 1 - Daily Profile_thumb Subject
English, Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics

Grade
1 to 6

Description
The teacher uses a chart for pupils to identify his or her roles, activities and/or tasks before school, during school and after school. Pupils participate in small groups to create a Venn diagram of what pupils do before school during school, and after school. Pupils discuss the roles of girls and boys, the balance of tasks in the dry season and wet season and the impact on attendance and school work. Pupils are encouraged to share ideas on how to create a balance of male/female participation in activities; how to increase attendance and how to increase pupil performance. Pupils design a poster focusing on ‘youth’ and integrating the ideas about gender awareness. Evaluation includes checklists and rubrics. Continue reading

Preparing a Workshop: Icebreakers and Team Building Activities

Workshop Ice Breakers and Teambuilding Ideas_thumb Professional Development is offered at the cluster level, school level, local government level, state level and national level. Educators come together to discover outcomes rather than to be told everything; to explore and discuss rather than listen to lectures; and to make and create rather than receive handouts.

Ice-breakers and Team-building Activities can enhance the training sessions. An Ice-breaker is used to allow participants to introduce themselves to each other and to lead into the content of the training session. Team-building Activities are used to create and enhance the relationship of the participants’ in the group. Continue reading

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