Here is the second part of information on warmup tips. It runs about 5 pages.
Ted Panitz firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster University - UK - has a mongraph entitled "48 Warm-ups for Group Work".
*********************************** * Bland Tomkinson BSc BA * Telephone 0161 200 3531 * Director of Staff Development * Fax 0161 200 3534 * UMIST, PO Box 88 * * Manchester M60 1QD, UK * *********************************** [Bland.Tomkinson@umist.ac.uk] ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ More Games Traniners Play by Edward E. Scannell and John W. Newstrom might be a good book for you.
Debbie Kimberlin email@example.com Learning Center Omaha, NE IN%"firstname.lastname@example.org" "deborah kimberlin" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 email@example.com ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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%"rowe@Oakland.edu" "Terrie Rowe" +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 works. PJ From: PJFORDSLACK@STTHOMAS.EDU +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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: BOWSER@WCU.EDU Institute for College and University Teaching Camp Bldg. Western Carolina University Cullowhee NC 28723 Phone: 704-227-7278 FAX: 704-227-7030 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ "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 * * Professor Fax: (514) 848-2828 * * Department of Physics KALMAN@VAX2.CONCORDIA.CA * * Concordia University * * Montreal,P.Q. H3G 1M8 or KALMAN@CONU2.BITNET +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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 The University of Newcastle //\\ N.S.W., Australia, 2308 _// \\_ firstname.lastname@example.org ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 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
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.