The first day of teaching can set the fundamentals of a classroom dynamic for an entire semester. Setting off the semester on a good tone with reasonable standards and student involvement can go a long way to creating an effective learning environment.
* First Day of Class – Via Vanderbilt University, a thorough guide on introducing yourself, the class, and your vision to your students. Includes information on creating an inviting environment, introductions, and setting standards.,
* 12 Icebreakers for the College Classroom – From The Ohio State University, a series of suggested icebreakers for a face-to-face classroom. The page also includes several syllabus related icebreakers.