Count Me In: Using Icebreakers to Build an Inclusive Classroom Community

Count Me In: Using Icebreakers to Build an Inclusive Classroom Community

One of the essential components of a positive learning environment is the establishment of positive relationships. Creating a classroom tone that is friendly, supportive and invites opportunities for connected modes of learning, can enhance the learning experience for all students. Incorporating icebreakers can help create an environment where all students feel safe sharing. Icebreakers not only encourage student voice, they can support students in making meaningful connections to content. My experience with facilitating icebreakers with students and adults has taught me a few tips and tricks. I’ve had some great…