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Objectives of Class Ice-Breakers


Objectives of Class Ice-Breakers Introduce class members to each other. Give people a chance to relax and move around. Dissolve apprehensions and begin class meetings ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Objectives of Class Ice-Breakers

Objectives of Class Ice-Breakers
  • Introduce class members to each other.
  • Give people a chance to relax and move around.
  • Dissolve apprehensions and begin class meetings
    on a positive note.
  • Allow people to have some fun.

Objectives of Ice-Breakers
  • Reduce peoples reserves.
  • Wake people up.
  • To help facilitate interaction among (new) team
    members in a fun way.
  • To help group members identify potential team

Comments on Designing A Team Facilitation
  • Things To Think About Selecting and Performing A
    Team Building Exercise
  • 1. Select an activity that's fits the particular
    stage or point about group processes that you
    want to make.
  • The activity should be relevant to what you want
    the team to accomplish. (establish trust, improve
    communications, improve cooperation)

  • 2. Planning and selecting what you will do.
  • Read through the activity several times.
    Visualize what will happen, when it will happen
    and how you think it will happen.
  • Obtain all the necessary materials. Test the
    materials to be sure they are working (pens, have
    enough index cards, all the cards in the deck are

  1. Practice what you are going to say to start the
    activity, the instructions. Explain them to a
    friend to see if they understand.
  2. Think about potential problems that might occur,
    from physical space to encouraging participation.
  3. Modify the game to fit your situation or to
    clarify what needs to be done.( too much time,
    too many rules etc)

  • 3. Explaining the activity to the team.
  • Set a positive mood for the exerciseenthusiasm.
  • Briefly explain what the activity is.

  • Provide a detailed explanation of the steps or
    rules of the activity. Use notes, post them on
    the board, give the participants sets of
  • Move the team through the activities steps as you
    explain them if possible.
  • If the exercise requires a fixed number of people
    per-team, have the non-team members participate
    as observers.

  1. Distribute materials for the game after you
    explain the rules.

  • 4. Check for understanding before beginning.
  • Do you have any questions is one way.
  • Another way is to raise issues, what happens if
    a balloon pops.
  • Make sure the criteria is clear if the exercise
    has a winner. If there are ties state how will
    they be broken.

  1. Make sure that participants know that you are the
    final arbitrator as to rules and winners.

  • 5. Run the activity.
  • Observe to see whether the steps are being
  • Encourage and support people as they perform the
  • Be available to clarify or to redirect the team

  1. Things that you observe could be used in
    discussion during debriefing.
  2. Keep track of time.
  3. Think about how to handle the unexpectedpeople
    come late, become confused with the directions

  • 6. Debriefing
  • a. Highlight the key points of the exercise.
    What was the exercise designed to do.
  • b. Ask people how they responded as these
    events unfolded, describe their behavior.
  • c. Try to get people to respond to what people
    said about their experiences.

  • d. Asked people what they learned from this
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