HSE Classroom Supports: Section 5: Icebreakers and Interactive Activities

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We encourage teachers to use icebreakers, energizers and interactive activities to provide opportunities for students to get to know each other, explore group dynamics and develop a positive group identity. These experiences can help students develop friendships and supportive relationships that will improve their attendance and retention, sense of satisfaction and, ultimately, achievement. These activities are appropriate for use with groups of adult students, teachers, parents or mixed audiences, since they give people a chance to become comfortable in new settings, develop trust and create a group identity.

Read the full Icebreakers and Interactive Activities document.