Want to get to know your colleagues better at a team meeting?
Are you a principal looking to get your teachers up and talking to each other at a faculty meeting or PD session?
Are you trying to build a sense of community in your school among your coworkers?
Want to get some laughs or chatter going at a PD workshop?
Use these no-prep printable games as easy-to-use, non-embarrassing icebreakers for groups of teachers!
In a “2 Truths and a Lie”-style game, teachers will write down three statements. Two of the statements will be true and one will be false. It’s up to your colleagues to separate fact from fiction.
Two versions of the game are included: one for personal facts about the person writing the statements and one for a given topic. Great for reviewing facts about upcoming units of study, especially in science and social studies topics.
Use this Bingo card to get the conversation going and let your group of teachers get to know each other better!
In a Memory game, teachers will view objects on a tray (pre-assembled by the coordinator) for a minute. After the tray is taken out of sight, they will jot down as many of the 20 objects as they can recall. Whoever is able to remember the most wins!
To get you started, I assembled a list of school-related objects you probably have in your classroom already! I also provided a blank worksheet for you to create your own lists.
This is a great way to start a workshop or day of PD with your teachers. If you are going to be discussing a particular subject or theme, make the trays relate – for example, use protractors, compasses, and manipulatives for a math workshop!
Use these lists to get teachers recommending their favorite things to each other!
Three different organizers are included: General Must-Haves, Technology Must-Haves, and Reading Must-Haves. Check out the product preview for the specific lists.
Use this game to get your teachers talking about things they’ve done or haven’t done in school. Tally up points at the end and find out who has done the most things on the list!
In a “Would You Rather”-style game, teachers will choose between two things, such as: “flair pens or gel pens”, “dull pencil tips or dried up markers”, or “field trip or school assembly.”
In a “What Would You Do?”-style game, teachers will sort less-than-ideal scenarios into three categories on a chart: “Bring It On!” (things you could definitely handle), “I Guess I Could…” (things you think you could deal with), and “Never!” (things you would never, ever want to have happen to you).
Using a grid of 15 prompts, teachers will complete each sentence relating to the career of teaching. Two ready-to-print pages include 15 prompts each, giving you a total of 30 sentence starters. I also included a blank page for teachers to write their own!