Solved games and boring worklives.

“The more a job inherently resembles a game …. the more enjoyable it will be regardless of the worker’s level of development” Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi Flow page 152 Mihaly argues that work can be made to be less boring and more autoletic by introducing some of the elements of games into … Continue reading

The Trap of Certainty

Students like to know where they stand in relation to each other and in relation to their grades. The ability to see where you currently are relative to your skill in a subject provides excellent feedback and goal setting opportunities. However this knowledge can be a double sided sword when … Continue reading

Teachers guide

So today I have a little something different for everyone. This is a teachers guide handout I produced. The aim of the handout is to enable teachers to run a creative writing class using minimum materials.   let me know what you think of the format and if people like … Continue reading

Super hero

So this one is a writing exercise. Students write a story about one of four hero pictures provided by the teacher. The teacher can use this as a homework exercise or as an in class team writing exercise. the teacher should provide the students with vocabulary or be prepared to … Continue reading