This is a great getting-to-know-you game for a new class, and can be made simpler or more complicated depending on the students’ level.
Before class, the teacher prepares a list of ten statements about him or herself. They can be funny, obscure, unusual, or mundane statements.
During class, the teacher writes statements on the board, one at a time, and asks the students to decide if the sentence is true or false. To make this an active game, the teacher can have students stand up for true and sit down for false, or point to the right for true and to the left for false. Then the teacher reveals the correct answer. All students who got it wrong must ask a follow-up question to elicit more details about the statement.
Variation: Divide students into groups of 3 or 4, and make a handout with the statements on it. Groups must discuss each statement and agree on which ones are true or false, giving reasons for their answers. Each group presents its choice and reasons before the teacher reveals the correct answer.
After you’ve played the game once using your own statements, let students prepare their own statements. I usually do this as another day’s activity, a few weeks later.