Center for Teaching Excellence
The First Day


Ways to create the best learning environment.
Thorough discussion, checklist, references
The first day of class is a very important time.
Ten Things to Make the First Day (and the Rest) of the Semeter Successful .
Create a positive group atmosphere and help students relax.
Several tested, high quality icebreakers, games, and team building activities..
Fun group games and ice breakers useful for classrooms
How to learn names and faces quickly.
A tongue-in-cheek idea for amazing your students
Learning Students' Names Quickly Learning and remembering everyone's name is a sign of respect.
A reality check for the first day of class.