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I need suggestions for games (video or otherwise) for large groups

I teach MBAs entrepreneurship, but also do research on video games. I was thinking of creating an entirely optional night session (maybe with drinks) that would focus on playing games that would be fun and maybe include teachable moments for 15-30 students. I was thinking of starting with Space Team, and then doing an improv game around crazy business pitches, but I am looking for other ideas. The games need to be easy to play with large groups (or small teams off a large group), be high energy, not be inappropriate for grad students, and have some sort of vague businesses point (improvisation, teamwork, leadership, dealing with ambiguity, etc.). Any ideas?
posted by blahblahblah on May 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Teach me to teach

Lately, I've been teaching a lot of semi-formal training classes at work. I haven't had much experience with this kind of thing, and I'm looking for tips. [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Jan 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Recommendations for interactive teaching methods

I am working on compiling a list of interactive activities for my faculty colleagues. Our department is trying to move away from heavy lecture-based teaching, and my goal is to compile a resource guide of ways to involve students in the learning process so that the department can provide support to faculty who have less experience with this approach to teaching. Can MeFi recommend resources to me that I can add to our resource guide? [more inside]
posted by philosophygeek on Nov 14, 2013 - 6 answers

What are your best homework assignments?

Teachers: what are (or have been) your most effective homework assignments? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Apr 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Books to teach teenagers philosophy?

Please help me find good beginner texts in philosophy for teenagers. [more inside]
posted by Poppa Bear on Apr 12, 2012 - 53 answers

AP World History Summer Reading Suggestions

Help me compile a reading list menu for AP World History. Err.. Please? [more inside]
posted by absalom on Mar 27, 2012 - 27 answers

What do students want from a freshman composition course?

I'm a freshman composition instructor who wants to rock the evals. But how? If you've taken a first-year college writing or rhetoric course, what teaching practices made for a good (or horrible) experience from the student's perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Can occasionally saying "I don't know" make me a better teacher? If so, why?

Can occasionally saying "I don't know" make me a better teacher? If so, why? [more inside]
posted by 6and12 on Jan 20, 2011 - 35 answers

computer aided essay grading

Have you used software to help you grade student essays? Tell me about your experience. [more inside]
posted by landlubber on Oct 7, 2010 - 8 answers

Do you get grade(d) to post?

How can I effectively use a blog in my class? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy on May 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Language book for cavemen?

Have there been any attempts to make a book designed to teach a language (whether natural or constructed), without reference to another language? [more inside]
posted by Jebdm on Apr 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Teaching students to cite

Desperately seeking effective online learning resources that teach undergrads how to identify academic sources, and how to cite them correctly. These could be Web pages, .docs/.pdfs, tutorials, etc. Anything interactive is a bonus. [more inside]
posted by carter on Feb 23, 2009 - 15 answers

Looking for Good Writing about Comics

Favorite philosophical, historical, analytic, or lit-critical essays about comic books? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Sep 19, 2008 - 10 answers

Dear Introductory Art Teacher, College Level.

On what basis is it that introductory courses stress avoiding a centered composition? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Sep 26, 2007 - 14 answers

Nonfiction books?

TeacherFilter: I'm looking for a NON-fiction text for my tenth-grade students. [more inside]
posted by etc. on Sep 23, 2005 - 67 answers

I need education tips: If you struggled with math, what helped you get through the abstract and repetitive parts?

The math threads got me thinking; maybe someone can help my students? [+] [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Jan 18, 2005 - 43 answers

Media Education Advice

How do I make media education for high schoolers interesting? [mi] [more inside]
posted by calistasm on Nov 18, 2004 - 11 answers

Is there a programmer mentoring community online?

Is there an online community or web site that mentors new programmers? One in which the student is guided through the different phases of development of a small, but not insignificant program. If one doesn't exist, would it be a worthwhile endeavor to create a mentor community?
posted by grefo on Apr 29, 2004 - 5 answers

TeachingFilter: How do I help a student whose mind wanders?

Teaching question: how do I help a student whose mind wanders? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 23, 2004 - 33 answers

Online Portfolios for K12

A K-12 school I am involved in wants to be able to publish digital portfolios of student work on the web. As to additional functionality (i.e. Commenting on work, Blogging) I'm open to proposals. Since the budget doesn't allow us to pay someone to hack apache and write code we're looking for an out of the box solution. I believe that Userland's Manila would let me do this at least in part - are there any other solutions I can be looking at?
posted by dhacker on Dec 9, 2003 - 5 answers

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