Game Day Friday

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.

Monster Career Activity

Today is Halloween, which is not my favorite holiday, but I wanted to embrace it anyways, and therefore I created this activity for my students in Career and Life Planning.

We are currently in our Career Unit for the class, and I wanted an activity that would be engaging, allow them to work together and be creative while also still relating to the unit we are studying. So, I created this Monster Career Project.

Students were split into pairs and were given the directions listed on the assignment sheet. They only had about an hour to complete the assignment because we had cookies as a treat for today, so they had to stay on task and work.

Here are a few pictures of our monsters and career advertisements that were created today. img_3072