Tonight's Questions are brought to you by the Letter I and the number 4. Sorry had a Sesame Street Moment.
I read Teach Like a Pirate last spring, and was hooked! I wanted to do all of the things Dave Burgess talked about. Well it has been a year and I haven't been able to do everything, but I have definitely grown as a teacher. I have connected to so many amazing educators, and have been inspired by what they have done.
So a few weeks ago I was looking over the hooks in the book, and saw some posts about march madness and came up with a Presidential March Madness activity and shared it. Now there are lots of versions that I have seen in the time since. So tonight, I want to discuss using Games, Competition, and Challenges in the classroom.
Q1- How can you use a bracket challenge to connect to Ss? What topics can you use it for? #sstlap
Q2- How do you have students present their ideas, and understanding of the people/events in your brackets? #sstlap
Q3- Beyond presenting the information- video- PPT, etc. how do you get all students engaged in the discussion of the important people/events #sstlap
Q4- How can you include competition and games into your lessons? Use Ss competitive nature to engage them. #sstlap
Q5- What lessons or topics could be turned into competition activities? #sstlap
Q6- How can you acknowledge the winners, or best efforts of your competitions? #sstlap
Q7- What do you do if not all students engage in the activity or competition? Is it okay? #sstlap
Q8 What are your greatest takeaways from tonight? #sstlap
Storified Achieves here- So many great ideas- please read and re-read, I know I will! Thanks to all who shared, discussed, and even lurked in the conversation.
Links that I have taken from the chat
great for resources-