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Jun 2017
Vol 14 No 2
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All Schooling Is A Game - The Kids and Teachers Merely Players
By Bill Page

Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players." I Say: "All Schooling Is A Game! The Kids and Teachers Merely Players."

Learning to Play BaseballSoccer, Monopoly, and Steal-the-Bacon are all games-and school is a game. All games have elements of commonality including a playing field or boundaries, rules, players, strategies, competition, and objectives, officials, and winners and losers. Games serve many purposes including fun, recreation, challenges, improvement, and practice.

The School Game Is Universal and Mandatory

The enjoyment, challenge, competition, or satisfaction of playing the game lies in players following the rules and competing in quest of the established or agreed upon goal and being declared a winner. The "school game" has all the characteristics of any other game except for the following, which is all based on compelled participation....

From the Teachers.Net Community

5 Black History Month Web Sites for Busy Educators

By Marjan Glavac

http://www.thebusyeducator.com

 

Each month Marjan Glavac, professional speaker, teacher and co-author of “How To Thrive And Survive In Your Classroom”, presents The Busy Educator’s Monthly Five – five websites for …

The Finger Exercises of Rhetoric

By Todd R. Nelson

We may be tempted to think that writing doesn’t matter as much as it used to, or that the rules have changed. There is a tantalizing visual over-stimulation to our …

On Teachers Carrying Guns in the Classroom

By Teachers.Net News Desk

I am not uncomfortable with our public schools being gun-free zones. What concerns me about the suggestion of teachers being armed in the classroom is where the gun will be …

12 Ways to Build a Caring Classroom Community

By Susan Fitzell

Research indicates that student achievement increases when students feel comfortable in their learning environment. A caring classroom is not only comfortable; it allows the teacher to spend more time teaching …

How to Present a Workshop that Really Works

By Hal Portner

Usually, new presenters – and many veteran ones as well – are clear about the content they will present, and they generally assume they can trust their teaching experience to …

How Children Succeed

By Sarah Powley

I saw her in the high school library on a Tuesday afternoon at the end of the day. She was bent over her books, head in hands, her long black …

Science Resource: Force in Motion

By Teachers.Net News Desk

How do young people learn about key scientific principles and processes? There are certainly a range of ways to do this and this series from the Annenberg Media website is …

Society of Physics Students

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) was formed in 1968 “to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community.” This website contains a panoply of material on …

STEM Education for Young Children and Tweens

By Teachers.Net News Desk

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has created this useful set of resources related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for educators and others interested in these fields. Here visitors …

2 Network Tools: EasyDrop and Photo Raster 1.2

By Teachers.Net News Desk

No doubt many Scout Report readers have enjoyed using Dropbox as a convenient way to store large files to share with colleagues, friends, and others. This handy Dropbox widget can …

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