Introductory activities

Creative ways to do student introductions on your first week of classes

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Asynchronous & Synchronous Introductions
For students to share multiple dimensions of themselves, synchronously or asynchronously.
Mia Zamora, Maha Bali
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Choose a Plant
This activity encourages students to reflect on themselves and compare how they feel and what they need to that of a plant. Through conversation and discussion, community can be strengthened.
Jen Alexander
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Fast Friends
This is a great warming-up activity that helps to build close connections between students. 
Maha Bali
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Human Scavenger Hunt
Create positive engagement and ensure centrality of student voices from the first day of class.
Susan D. Blum
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Introductions: Story of Your Name
The purpose of this activity is to get to know people’s name on a more personal level through storytelling.
Patrice Prusko
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Language Portrait
Reflect on language experiences with your students and share biographical information.
Francesca Helm
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Pass the Ball & How Do You Make Rice?
The purpose of this activity is to engage in a discussion about identity and difference.
Autumm Caines, Patrice Prusko
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Share an object from home
Encourage students to share something of themselves.
Maha Bali
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Surrealist Free Drawing Introductions
Creative take on doing intros that can help students to know one another and challenges perfection paralysis.
Autumm Caines
The Shape of You
This fun icebreaker will help your students to get to know each other.
Sarah Neuwirth
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Tour of Where You Are
The purpose here is to build community through students sharing where they are studying from.
Patrice Prusko
Using Metaphors to Express Thoughts
This warm-up activity can be used to gain students' reactions about assigned readings.
Sayyed Daifallah
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What kind of animal are you?
Fun introductory or warm-up activity.
Irene Maweu
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Words From Your Names
This icebreaker activity can be used when meeting students for the first time.
Ahmed Shalaby

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