Montana State University

Faculty Development Center


Marilyn Lockhart

Interim Director of Faculty Development
318 Montana Hall
(406) 994-4555
lockhart@montana.edu

Anne Angermeyr

Program Coordinator
212 Montana Hall
(406) 994-7136
annea@montana.edu

First Day of Class

New England College Ed Links This site includes annotated links to educational web sites containing lesson plans, curriculum resource materials, teaching tools, assessment strategies, publications, publishers and vendors of educational materials, as well as state and national standards and frameworks. Extremely useful for course planning.

Icebreakers A series of ideas, suggestions, and stories for first day activities. These activities have been successfully implemented and fit a variety of classes and situations.

The First Day of Class The way you choose to spend the first day of class will set the tone for the entire semester. There are many things you can do on the first day that will help establish rapport with the students, prepare them for the semester's work, and generate excitement about the course subject matter.