Well, it finally happened again. After about 10 months of freedom from lockdowns, we’re back to being stuck at home again. I’m discussing a local COVID issue here in Hangzhou in this episode of News from the Trenches.
I absolutely adore classroom games and play them super often. I can turn almost any topic into a game. It’s so much fun for both the students and me. I also play them with any age or level of students because they’re so versatile.
Welcome to our mini-series on classroom games. We’ll be talking about the best games to play in which situations and for focusing on which skills in the coming weeks. But first, I wanted to talk about why you should be playing games in your classroom on a regular basis.
In our digital world, so many teachers are going full-on digital. And, digital’s awesome, by all means use digital resources in your classroom. They relate very, very well with your students as they’re growing up in this amazing digital age. But sometimes I see schools go so far in that direction that they just completely miss out on all the benefits that hands-on activities have to offer.