Sunday, September 6, 2009

Icebreaker Do’s and Don’ts


1)  The activity should be appropriate for the group concerned.

2)  Make the instructions simple to understand.

3)  Continually evaluate the group to make sure that they are enjoying the activity.

4)  Always have a back up plan or be prepared to move on if the icebreaker is not effective.

5)  Make sure that your icebreaker is planned accordingly for your size group.

6)  Be organized and prepared. (If you are not, the student may lose focus.)

7)  Allow adequate time.



1)  Don’t pick icebreakers that will make your students feel uncomfortable in any way.  Whether physically or emotionally.

2)  Don’t force anyone to participate.


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