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One teacher shares an easy tip for getting kids to open up. I show my personality through goofy items on my desk! I have a Magic 8 Ball, a small plasma ball (it's a middle school kid magnet), a toy dinosaur, a bendable, poseable 12-inch wooden mannequin, a talking Minion, and a few wind-up dinosaur

Apr 25, 2016

One teacher shares an easy tip for getting kids to open up.



I show my personality through goofy items on my desk! I have a Magic 8 Ball, a small plasma ball (it's a middle school kid magnet), a toy dinosaur, a bendable, poseable 12-inch wooden mannequin, a talking Minion, and a few wind-up dinosaur toys.


The kids like playing with the toys at the end of the period as they walk out the door to their next class. It's a great ice breaker to get a middle schooler to talk about something, anything, and they begin to see me as someone other than the "computer teacher."


Leah Jaynes
Seventh/Eighth Grade Computers, Cartwright School District


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