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How to engage students that do not like playing games at all in the classroom activities regarding team games as they think that it is about either winning or losing it?

Mar 17, 2017 3:07pm

  • English Language Arts
  • 4
  • Class Culture

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    • Apr 10, 2017 10:35am

      Those who prefer not to play can be engaged as commentators/reporters/researchers. Grade 4 Common Core includes lots of opportunities for opinions, research, observation, text based evidence, etc.

      Similarly, students who are more artistic could sketch the players and write about them. Mathematicians could share strategic ideas. You could turn the entire collaborative exercise into a differentiated bulletin-board!

      Personally, I dislike "making" any student do something they'd prefer not to -if they could benefit in a different way. This approach honors individuals and makes lessons a richer experience for the whole class.

      • Apr 10, 2017 11:03am

        Thank you very much! Next time I'll try it.