And it is important we help stimulate their minds during the summer because as teachers we have to motivate them to turn off the TV and explore the world around them. Let’s face it, many of our students will spend a lot of time laying dormant and watching TV.
It’s socialSometimes you need a little help from your friends (cheats)Integrates movement, visuals, multimedia, popular music, graphics and basically is a representation of the world teens and kids want to be immersed inGoal-oriented- Aim to reach the next levelEach more challenging, but achievableMust complete tasksCollect items that help within the journey (learning is all around you)Discover a new world each time you achieve a levelPositive stressFailure part of the journeyTry again till you reach your goal with no penaltiesEvery kid can be a hero as long as they keep tryingVia Paul Maglione, Slidesha.re/pmteenmotivation
Learning can be fun! During the school break is when we can show students this because it is optional! They will choose to continue learning or not and when they do they will be able to do fun things not hindered by standardized tests and a curriculum…
10+ Getting to Know You Activities for Teens & Adults
Speed/App/Get to Know You Dating
• Hand them a card with peers’ names. They jot down information. • Start the timer for 1-2 minutes. Then students switch to the next person.
• Students bring in old photos
• Post on the board • Students write down the name of who they think it is • The owner of the photo talks about the memory Old photos revisited
• Student bring in small objects
that are meaningful to them • They introduce themselves by explaining how the object represents them • You can tell them to put them in a plastic cup Meaningful Momentos
• Each student tells a favorite
food, place of travel, etc. • The students record it/ write on a Post-It • Put all recordings/Post-Its in a bag • Students reach in, grab one, & find their person Who Am I?