Time for some research and to find: 5 introductory activities that aren’t speed dating 1.

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This was also great for some of the older women that don’t move very well. When it was time to switch, my timer friend flipped the lights. And then sometimes did jumping jacks to get people to stop talking and move to the next spot.

It’s that time of year when you have a room full of bright eyed and fresh faced students looking to you for support and guidance and to the rest of the group with a mix of excitement, anxiety and uncertainty. I was talking to a group of teachers about the start of semester and how they break the ice with students.

It is important to pay attention to time during the activity.

Each round has to be long enough for the students to gather some information and short enough to get to each panelist during the activity. Most important is to leave time for reflection for the students.

Ask participants to write down one or 2 ‘stupid questions, things that they feel that they should know/others already know or that they would be embarrassed to ask in front of the group To encourage candour give an example e.g. They can use this to meet others in the room and use card as a discussion starter.

The panel discussion is a valuable, time-tested teaching technique used in classrooms of all types to help students understand the experiences of a particular group of people. As I moved into the graduate classroom as a teacher of students studying higher education I realized I had a short time (one semester) to introduce and expose my students to the vast array of functions in the area of student affairs/student services.In preparation for this event, students were asked to work in pairs to brainstorm questions for the practitioners/panelists.Each pair turned in a list of three-five questions ranked by their specific interests.My previous experiences facilitating successful panel discussions led me to believe that a panel would be a good method to use here. In an effort to create a panel that represented a diversity of functions and practitioners, I ended up with too many panelists and, consequently, an ineffective exercise.As the instructor and panel moderator, one has to manage the questions from the class as well as rein in the excitement and enthusiasm of the panel participants to impart their wisdom. I asked the class for feedback following the inclusion of two panel discussions.I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before, but I’m responsible for all the activities for the women in my ward (that’s Mormon talk for a church congregation). And since I get so many things from the great web, I thought maybe it was time I give a little back. She did each table a different color of scrapbook papers in different sizes of circles, and then had little nut cups full of color coordinated jelly beans (yes, she admits she’s slightly OCD).