Best Junior High game to play with students?
October 14, 2010 2:00 PM Subscribe
Oh metafilter, what is the best 30 minute game I can play with my students?
posted by fantasticninety to education (24 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
To motivate my students, I give them rewards from time to time if everyone works hard and is respectful to one another.
Well, it's that time, and I'm trying to figure out the best game I can play with them. Here are the criteria:
- I do not have a "teacher game" mind, it does not come naturally to me at all
- The game will be played in their second language, so it has to encourage them to speak a fair amount
- They are 14 years old and fairly well behaved
- Their favourite game so far has been a crime game where they make up an alibi and we try and catch them making a mistake when stating when both they and their partner go under questioning separately (if in doubt, I will play this one again as they love it)
I'm able to put about 45 minutes of prep into this beforehand at school for cutting out nametags, or whatever else might be needed for the game you suggest.
Please write out instructions here in point form detail (or as clearly as possible) and please don't assume I know any other games or how it ought to go.
I will be eternally grateful to anyone who answers here.