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Thanks to everyone who sent information on their favorite ice breaking
class warmups. I am forwarding to the list the first part of my editin
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class warmups. I am forwarding to the list the first part of my editing
which consists of books and other sources sited. I will follow this up with
specific ideas after a little more editing.
 
Feel free to keep the ideas coming
 
Ted Panitz   [log in to unmask]"     at Cape Cpd Community College
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Lancaster University - UK - has a mongraph entitled "48 Warm-ups for  Group
Work".
 
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found a wonderful resource that I use to start workshops.  The three
series I have are:  "Structured Exercises in Stress Management",
Structured Exercises in Wellness Promotion", and "Working with
Groups."  Each volume has a section on ice breakers, Exploration,
Self-Care, Stress management, Action Planning, Closure, Group
Energizers, etc.  I can put together a workshop within  a couple hours
using these books.
The company's name & address is:
      Whole Person Assoicates, Inc
     210 West Michigan
     Duluth, MN  55802-1908
    1-800-247-6789
Rose Rude
Academic Support Office
Tutor Coordinator
UW-River Falls
River Falls, WI  54022
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 More Games Traniners Play by Edward E. Scannell and John W. Newstrom might be a
good book for you.
 
Debbie Kimberlin
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Learning Center
Omaha, NE
IN%"[log in to unmask]"  "deborah kimberlin"
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An excellent resource for developing exercises and activities (and ice
breakers) is ACTIVE TRAINING:  A HANDBOOK OF TECHNIQUES, DESIGNS, CASE EXAMPLES,
AND TIPS by Melvin L. Silberman.  It is published by Lexington Books, an imprint
of Macmillan.  The ISBN is 0-669-24262-4.  Although his purpose with this book
is beyond the classroom to the trainers out there in the corporate world, he has
lots of good information that is certainly relevent for the college and
university environment.
 
Silberman was brought to Rutgers by our Teaching Excellence Center to lead
workshops for faculty on fostering active learning in the classroom, and he
received rave reviews!  Table of contents includes:
        assessing the training group
        developing active training objectives
        creating opening exercises
        finding alternative methods to lecturing
        using experiential learning approaches
        designing active training activities
        sequencing active training activities
        giving presentations and leading discussions
        facilitating structured activities, etc.
 
Karen G. Smith, University Director
Learning Resource Centers
Rutgers University
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The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has an internal quality
improvement group that runs team-building training along with instruction  on
QI.  They had many ice-breakers during our training.  Try contacting
Warren E. Cohen, 313-764-7410.      From:   IN%"[log in to unmask]"  "Terrie Rowe"
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There are three books by Edward Scannell and John Newstrom published by
McGraw-Hill called Games Trainers Play, Experiential Learning Exercises; More
Games Trainers Play, Experiential Learning Exercises; and Still More Games
Trainers Play, Experiential Learning Exercises.  ISBN's are as follows:
0-07046408-1,  0-07-055045-X,  and  0-07-046427-8. These books are good sources
of ideas for ice breakers as well as other activities to facilitate student
involvement. The other source that I find valuable is the COOPERATIVE LEARNING
and College Teaching Newsletter.  You can phone New Forums Press, Inc. at
405-277-2237 to subscribe.  It is rich with ideas and also facilitates
networking.
I lost the reference here--If you recognize this please
e-mail your address---sorry
You might see the Handbook of Organization develpment in schools
and colleges by Richard A Schmuck and Philip J. Runkel.Hope it
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University Associates Publishers and Consultants  produces good materials  for
warm-up exercises which can be used in a variety of small group  settings,
including the classroom. The last address I have for them is 7596 Eads Avenue,
La Jolla, California 92037. (714) 454-8821.
 
Beth Bowser                     E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Institute for College and University Teaching
Camp Bldg.
Western Carolina University
Cullowhee  NC 28723
Phone: 704-227-7278             FAX: 704-227-7030
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      "Using Cooperative Learning" By Phillip C. Abrami et al of
Concordia University's Centre for the Study of Classroom Processes (I am a
member of the centre but not an author of the book) published by Wm. C. Browne
Communications notes on teambuliding that activities fall into 3 broad
categories: a)icebreakers,or get acquainted activities, b)appreciatiion
activities, c)goal setting or visioning
activities.
 
 Calvin S. Kalman                  Phone:     (514) 848-3284 *
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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ICE BREAKERS by Sue Forbes
CMA Publishing Co.
Applied Skills Press
8517 Production Ave.
PO Box 26240
San Diego, CA 92126
 
ACTIVE TRAINING: A HANDBOOK OF TECHNIQUES, DESIGNS, CASE EXAMPLES AND
TIPS  by Mel Silberman (1990)
Chapter 3 - "Creating Opening Exercises"
Lexington Books
Macmillan Inc.
866 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10022
ISBN 0 669 24262
 
        Dr. Barbara S. Bonham
        Senior Researcher
        National Center for Dev. Ed.
        Duncan Hall - Rm. 330
        Appalachian State Univ.
        Boone, NC 28608
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There are a number of exercises in the book by
Malcolm Knowles, "Self-Directed Learning",
Arthur Kingsland                     <\^^/>         Telephone: +61 49 215783
Faculty of Architecture             )==(          Facsimile: +61 49 216913
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I have found the following books to be helpful. They are from
MindWare,  6142 Olson Mem. Hwy., Golden Valley, MN 55422.
 
"More Than 50 Ways to Buils Team Consensus" item #T3760
236 pages   cost $15.95
 
"100 Training Games"   176 pages   item #T3850  cost $21.95
 
"100 ways to build teams"   item T2737    192 pages  cost $15.95
 
They have an 800-999-0398 number
 
There are probably more interactions than are humanly possible here but I have
founs a few ideas. They are well presented with the rational, methodology and
any materials needed plus the context they are best used in.
 
Ted Panitz   [log in to unmask]
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