LynnMarie Paris wrote: > > Ok...I need some friendly advice. To introduce O'keeffe, today I played > Jeopordy with my Studio in Art classes using three issues of Art and > Man/Scholastic Arts. One class went great and the other not so great. > What happened is that two teams got WAY ahead of the other three teams > (like 2000 points vs 200 points). The slower group had given up and to > try to get them motivated/back into the game I gave the winning teams a > 10 and a 15 second handi-cap....meaning that after they found the answer > I would wait 10 or 15 before calling on them. If the team with less > points got the answer within that time, I called on them first. > > Even with the handicap the winning team was still winning and the > "losing" team sometimes got answers wrong. Once they got it wrong, the > other teams had a shot to answer it. However, this now caused the > winning team (with generally my most positive and friendly students) to > give up, complain and scowl a bit. I felt really badly about this, but > did not know what else to do. By the end of the game they had given up > and now I feel that somehow I have ruined what should have been a fun > activity. > > Question: How else could I have handled this? I have felt crummy all > afternoon now. I am sure it did not help that right after school I > found out that today a student threw about 10 pounds of clay out a > window at a car and now the administration has told us that the windows > have to be closed in our already 85 degree classroom. I dont know if it > happened in my class or in the other teacher's classes, but somehow I > think he blames me???? Anyway...sorry to ramble on and on......it > started as such a good day and now I feel bummed. > > One solution to the Jeapordy issue I came up with is to go around the > room. One group at a time gets the first chance to answer and then go > to the next group if they get it wrong. That takes some of the > intensity out of it and might even out ability levels...what other ideas > do you have? > > Thanks a ton for "listening" to all of this and sharing your ideas.... > Have a great night > LynnMarie
What type of questions did you ask? What grade level and Art background
do your students have?