Don’t know what to do during that awkward first staff meeting? Can’t decide what to do with your students those tough first days?
Play this classic Icebreaker!
Two Truths & A Lie.
Directions to be read to staff or class:
“You have 5 minutes to write 3 sentences about yourself: two must be true, one must be false. Next, everyone will take turns reading his or her 3 sentences aloud to the class. After you read, we will all try to guess which one is the false one. If you fool us, you win, so try to be sneaky! Good luck!”
It’s fun, everyone opens up, everyone laughs because people inevitably write hilarious sentences, and you learn weird stuff about each other. Plus, everyone has shot at be a winner.
Even the toughest inner-city kids I’ve taught have loved this game.
Let’s play right now:
1. I got an ulcer during my first two years of teaching.
2. I have taught English in Florence, Italy and Chiba, Japan for 3 years.
3. I have a huge, 50 gallon fish tank and only one small catfish in it.
Remember, two of the above sentences are true and the other one is a lie.
Please also leave your own three sentences!