Uses puppets to introduce young children to the concept of escalating and deescalating conflict.
An experienced classroom teacher offers two 10-minute activities she has found useful in building community in her classroom, particularly at the start of the school year.
Students work in small groups to create a group "machine."
Suggestions for guiding students through a class project on an issue they care about--including a student activity that shines a light on group process.
In these two fun classroom activities, students practice sending and receiving messages and consider what communication is.