This website has a lot of ideas for ice breakers that could be used during the beginning of the school year or even as transition activities between lessons. They encourage students to work together and talk with one another, which will strengthen social skills and encourage friendships.
Minefield -- Duct Tape Teambuilding Game - YouTube This would be a great game at the beginning of the year. It would help kids work together as teams and build trust. Its also great for focus, when everyone is talking, you have to listen for your partner.
Don't know why college students have problems with it, we are not in high school anymore and the percentage of mockery is lquite low. By the way, can you remember the worst public speaker whose speaches you attended? But you can remember the one that gave you the most motivation for something. This #Infographic helps you to gain better understanding of the public speech phenomena