One of the keys to Classroom Management is getting students to work well together.
Group work is tricky if students don’t know each other. Why should I share something with this guy who doesn’t say two words in class?
Keep a constant practice of interpersonal learning for your students. Over the next four weeks the Saturday Exercises will act as building blocks toward a more cohesive group through activities that will help your students learn about each other.
Exercise: Whaddya Know Bingo
An easy and fun activity!
- Create a bingo card with 25 squares. Fill each square with general qualities your students might have: Green eyes, born in another city, likes Brussels sprouts and so on.
- Give each student a card.
- Students find other members of the class who match each square (that student then signs the card).
- The game keeps going till someone yells BINGO!