Student Led Icebreaker Quiz: How Well Do You Know Us?

Students often feel 'subjected' to events such as Parent Teacher Conferences. This fun icebreaker aims to turn the experience on its head.

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A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS COLLABOATED SO FAR! IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY... TRY THE QUIZ AND SHARE AN IDEA (SEE 'SUGGESTIONS' TAB)!

What do we want to achieve?

The simple aim of the Icebreaker Quiz is to breakdown barriers between teachers, students and parents. We have the ability to create student-centred resources to make The Parent Teacher Conference a dynamic, two-way exchange of information and ideas. Let's increase the fun and reduce the anxiety, that traditionally surrounds this event, with a simple quiz, organised and hosted by the students.

Suggested quiz format

A panel of students will create a range of questions exploring what it is to be a young learner. Select parents will form a team and pit their knowledge against the teacher team. Ultimately, the answers will determine which team knows them best. The quiz template should be flexible, leaving plenty of scope for schools to adapt it for their specific areas of expertise.

Format can be as simple as pub-style paper quiz, right through to an all-singing-and-dancing gameshow production. Questions should provide a fun insight into student life / youth culture. Organisers will be encouraged to be as imaginative as they can be about their approach. It's the taking part that counts, so the winning team will be awarded a nominal prize. If the format takes off, it could easily become an event that staff, students and teachers actually look forward to each year!:o)

Calling all parents and teachers... try the sample quiz!
http://goo.gl/forms/aIULJSQyiTwRah0C2

Share your thoughts and suggestions about the project on the shared Google Drive (see 'SUGGESTIONS' tab):
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JEG44I5vs2VWf5WTBx6RZ8wafu4qIchGOXTFzgn8j2w/edit?usp=sharing

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What an awesome idea to come out of our virtual brainstorm. A digital resource of these could be really cool- I think it links nicely with Chris Andres idea.

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This sounds great. We currently run a quiz show lead by students for our advisory families.  I love the idea of a parents quiz as a way of being part of the conference and not just recipients of information on their kids. We would use it as a stand alone piece in a suite of items for the day. 

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Thanks, Uzo.

Glad to hear that you are developing a quiz-style format of your own. This icebreaker quiz could easily be adapted for your needs in South Africa. Be great to get your suggestions and to get your feedback on our draft version of the quiz. See links below: QUIZ http://goo.gl/forms/aIULJSQyiTwRah0C2 and SHARED DOC: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JEG44I5vs2VWf5WTBx6RZ8wafu4qIchGOXTFzgn8j2w/edit?usp=sharing

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