Tag Archives: gamification

Separation of Powers Activity Using The Cranium Board Game


I’m pretty sure that, like many of you, I was gamifying stuff before it was a “thing”.  If I got bored teaching the same thing in the same way year after year, I couldn’t imagine what my poor students were … Continue reading

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The Day My Students Embarrassed Me (Constitutional Convention Lesson Attached)

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They’re all going to laugh at you! The day my students embarrassed me is also the day I became a better educator (and friend, and father, and husband… and I’m not kidding). Bear with me and my ego for just … Continue reading

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I don’t want to be a teacher anymore.


Etymologically speaking, I’d rather be an educator 🙂 Nourushing, rearing and training sounds a lot better than showing, pointing and training. Dogs get trained…kids shouldn’t.

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Humor As An Assessment Tool

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Humor as a high form of seriousness: Playing with possibility. “Serious things cannot be understood without laughable things” – Plato’s Laws Books VII (10th paragraph from bottom) Each of our classrooms harbor near infinite versions of the future. As we … Continue reading

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