Tag Archives: student choice

A Two-Track-Option Approach to Teaching and Learning

We can give students most comfortable with predictability and control over tight scheduling one track/option that suits their needs, and we can give students who prefer a flexible, thinking-skill-driven, personalized learning experience that choice as a second track. Continue reading

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March Madness: Worst Disease in History

This month, my class and I set out on a journey of discovery. We’ll be investigating history’s worst diseases – viruses, plague, pandemics, mere outbreaks… the lot of them. We began as all March competitions begin – with a bracket: … Continue reading

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Teaching Memo: Gamification, Making Items

A quick post here about making items for your game. When a game creator builds a game, it’s often by picking a theme and then by choosing some mechanics to fill out the game and make it playable. (See my … Continue reading

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Classroom Code of Norms, for students and by students

Last year, my sixth-grade team of teachers worked together with students to guide students to create a class-wide set of norms for behavior. The process was energizing and gave the students a voice in their own expectations, so I decided … Continue reading

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Introducing Earth 2: 2019-2020’s Classroom Game

TLDR: Below, I’m posting a link to my classroom game (Earth 2) introduction and details. If you’re a regular reader, you know that gamification is the practice of adding game elements (e.g. game mechanics and theme) to non-game contexts, and you … Continue reading

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