This is a speaking activity that I made for my teenage classes on Valentine’s Day, but you could do it anytime.It’s based on the concept of speed dating so you will need to organize the seats in 2 rows, with guys on one side and girls on the other.The students must face each other and then one side, for me usually the guys, must move along one seat and the students “meet” someone new. The students have some basic information and a picture but they must “become” this person and then take it from there.There is a “scorecard” to fill in, usually by the girls, as well as questions to stimulate conversation.No stupid questions – this activity can be used as an icebreaker/energiser with a group who are new /inexperienced.
If you get that part right, then they’ll be that much more engaged, and that much more productive.
Ask participants to write down one or 2 ‘stupid questions, things that they feel that they should know/others already know or that they would be embarrassed to ask in front of the group To encourage candour give an example e.g. They can use this to meet others in the room and use card as a discussion starter.
Several months ago I got a new job at church or we call it a calling.
Office games are a fun way to get to know people, and make the welcoming of a new employee or group much more enjoyable.
It’s that time of year when you have a room full of bright eyed and fresh faced students looking to you for support and guidance and to the rest of the group with a mix of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty. I was talking to a group of teachers about the start of semester and how they break the ice with students.