I've done a little research online, but we all know the best ideas come from A to Z'ers. :wub: Upon learning that I will be teaching a semester of speech (one class composed of 9-12 graders), I've been on the hunt for some ways to make it fun, while minimalizing the stress students may feel while speaking in front of their peers. I remember being terrified to stand up and speak in front of people when I was younger, so I really want to create a class that is relaxing and comfortable for everyone. Anyone have any ideas for some icebreaker activities I can have them do in the first few days of school? I'll be on block scheduling, so I have plenty of daily time to work with. I was thinking along the lines of maybe a short 1-2 min speech on themselves...but maybe something a little more creative. Maybe a skit or something? Can help? I'll be the only one teaching the class in the school, and I can't find any sort of syllabus/activities that last year's teacher used.