Tips on Teaching

Icebreakers in the Classroom

by Gina Merys, Acting Director, Reinert Center

Icebreakers, often defined as techniques to introduce people to each other, are frequently used during the first week of classes to help instructors and students get to know one another. While this can be useful, when designed with the skills and knowledge of a specific course in mind, icebreakers can introduce students to the content of the course as well. Learn how to use “icebreakers” to build community and introduce skills in this brief resource guide:


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