As a teacher, I have noticed the lack of our students spending time actually interacting and talking to each other throughout the day. Most of the their time spent communicating occurs on a phone rather than through face-to-face interaction. Because of this, I have chosen to implement a Game Day Friday for part of class. One major soft skills that students need in the workplace is communication skills and being able to work with others. What better way to build these skills than be playing a good board game.
Students spent time playing a variety of games that required them to communicate with each other, problem solve, and spend time talking to one another, face to face. It has been watching them interact and work together and actually talk to another.