Maycomb Madness: Some Gamified, ELA, PL Awesomeness (ep. 41)

In this episode, Holly and I discuss her desire to bring her love for basketball into the classroom as a way to create a gamification experience for her ELA learners in order to increase student engagement, to motivate learners to go above and beyond normal expectations, and to further the positive classroom culture through a shared competitive experience. Holly discusses everything from the design phase to implementation to her reflections after having completed the unit, and as she discusses how things played out, we point to the personalized practices and aspects that were intentionally added to enhance the learning experience for the students. This pod is for anyone interested in taking their gamification efforts from single-day activities to devising a unit-long game that also leverages personalized practices within it.