Create an introductory activity connected to your discipline to get to know your learners. For example:
- In a human geography class you could ask every student to describe their favourite place.
- For earth science the question could be “What mineral would you be based on hardness? Why?”
- For English literature, each student could discuss what fictional character they would like to invite to dinner, and why.
- In history, ask what figure, living or dead, would be the most interesting to have at a cocktail party?
Can you think of some fun and interesting questions for your discipline?
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