This is a kind of revenge game…
It’s the end of the year and let’s be honest here: We’re all a little fed up. I’m tired of the cellphones, the poor work, the laziness, the last minute everything… And then add the talking, the restlessness, the packing up early, the whining, the excuses and the general lack of will to do anything…ever…. it’s a hard time of year.
This game was a breath of fresh air: this game made my kids actually stop talking, WORK and put their phones away. And every time they didn’t do that?
I docked them points. It was rather fulfilling actually: not that I didn’t still walk around and “patrol” but this time all I had to do was look at someone and just make a mark on my clipboard and they snapped back to work…. and can I just say? This time of year? That is GLORIOUS to behold.
Now this wasn’t docking their GRADE (although that is tempting) and in the end, we were all just playing the game and I was doing my best to “Win” which is the whole point, right? It was a great and fun stress relief for me as a teacher at the end of the year and my kids actually got work done, actually paid attention, actually sat and worked and had a great day and that is always an excellent sight to see.
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I used this Stopwatch Online: http://stopwatch.onlineclock.net/
There are many available but this one was cool. Like most stopwatches, it lets you do “Split Times” which means that every time anyone talked I pressed Split (instead of having to stop and restart) and that saved the previous times without having to stop to record the times.
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