Discover what is important to your students in the first week of class. Better yet, do it cooperatively. Ask your students what make for an enjoyable class and classroom. The one, three, six technique has students first think on their own, then form a group of three and share, and finally merge groups of three to collaborate final ideas. This is a great way to mix and mingle a large class in a small way! When groups finish, post their ideas around the room and vote to pick the final five most important ideas for a magnificent class and year.