Have you ever heard of speed dating? It's an opportunity for people to quickly meet a large number of people to potentially date. Attendees are paired with each person attending the session for two minutes. At the end of the two minutes, the people move to their next partner. You can also use this concept as an effective speed meeting icebreaker.
Speed Dating CPD
Speed Dating CPD
I love poetry, and I always want to share that love of poetry with students. Last year, I decided to add a new element to my poetry unit, Poetry Speed-dating. This simple activity allows students to explore some poetry in a low-stakes way. The set-up is simple. Find a variety of poetry books and anthologies for students to browse. You can collect anthologies from the library, set up stations with access to various poetry websites you like, or have students bring in books of poetry from home. If students have a favorite poem from childhood perhaps something from Where the Sidewalk Ends , this can be a wonderful place to start.
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This is a guest post written by Nicky Phillips, after she trialled the idea in her school in Exeter. Click To Tweet. As a group of Lead Practitioners at St James School in Exeter, we were asked to lead professional development sessions for the whole teaching body! I could already feel my heart pounding with the nerves ….
Join me on a journey to engagement! Much like sneaking broccoli into the pizza sauce, I have always felt that games were that perfect balance of teaching and engagement. When I first started, my consummate go to was Jeaopardy but Holy work Batman! Setting that all up was extremely time consuming.