Monday, November 21, 2011

Build Your Relationship with 20 Questions!

When I start working with students it is my first priority to build my relationship with them.  I think it is important to get to know the student, and for the student to get to know me.  One of the ways I do this is to play "20 questions".  I complied a list of 20 non threatening/getting to know you questions and put them on card stock.  Click this link to find a google doc of my 20 questions.

To play the game I put the cards in a circle like so:

Then the student and I take turns picking a card, reading the question, and responding. Here is an example of the opposite side of the card:

Be sure to ask open ended follow up questions when the student answers.  

At the end of the game, be sure to emphasis anything you may have in common.  Students always have fun playing "20 questions", and I always learn valuable information about my student!

Could you play "20 questions" with your students?

1 comment:

  1. I am going to go home this afternoon and make these for myself!! Love the idea!