Things That Rock

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1. Smart School Start 2015 Academic Mini-Mixers Things That Rock! Estimated time: 30 minutes by Marlena Hebern 2. Academic Goals Culture Goals Establish a positive climate Students begin to build rapport with one another Students feel like they are a part of the class Light and meaningful social activity perfect for establishing and practicing “quiet” signals. Students have fun Get to know what your class thinks about school issues 3. In self contained classes: Do this as a school wide activity In departmentalized classes: Do this for each period 4. How to Set Up the Activity: • Mark one side of the room as Lame and the other end as Rocks. • Students physically move to the side of the room to identify with their view on the topic. • Allow students to move on the continuum. • Choose students to give their reasons for their position. • Move on to the next topic and repeat! 5. Things That Rock Rules: 6. Things That Rock Rules: When I raise my hand, you raise yours …and you are immediately quiet. 7. Things That Rock Rules: When I raise my hand, you raise yours …and you are immediately quiet. One person talks at a time. 8. Homework 9. iPads 10. Dodgeball 11. Girl or Boy Drama 12. Not Knowing Your Grade 13. Friends 14. Teachers 15. Rules 16. Bullies 17. Lunch Time 18. School Projects 19. PE 20. Pool Parties 21. Tech That Doesn’t Work 22. Missing Assignments 23. Missing the Bus 24. People Who Yell 25. Little Kid Parties 26. Math 27. Lame Project Partners 28. Back Packs 29. Working Alone 30. Chrome Books 31. Writing 32. Detention 33. Little Brothers or Sisters 34. Seeing the Principal 35. Reading Books 36. Recess 37. Field Trips
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1. Smart School Start 2015 Academic Mini-Mixers Things That Rock! Estimated time: 30 minutes by Marlena Hebern 2. Academic Goals Culture Goals Establish a positive climate…