The first week or two of the school year is devoted to establishing a class culture, procedures, and helping everyone get to know each other. Plenty of icebreaker activities have been devised to help with this process. Here are the better ones.
Scott Sterling is a former English teacher who worked in Title I middle and high schools in St. Petersburg, Florida who is now a freelance writer who focuses on education. He is also a stay-at-home dad to his 4-year-old daughter Lily, who will soon be starting her own educational journey.
All Posts by Scott Sterling
The importance of such opportunities has filtered down to the high school level for both college-bound students and those who will be directly entering the workforce after graduation—especially those participating in a career and technical education (CTE) program. Understanding work experience can be the difference in success for a student.
It’s a costly proposition to provide gifts for 100+ members of staff during the holidays or Teacher Appreciation Week, no matter how small the item. Besides, people tend not to need stuff more than they need to feel noticed and valued. That’s where some creativity can really pay off. Here are some ideas that are not only original, but won’t break your budget.