If there are any reader to my blog left, Howdy folks! It’s been a minute. My district blocked access to this site for a while, and I was way too lazy to do it from home. The format was also really not working well. I have dozens of things I could share, and hours of classroom video for anyone interested, but I was given a request last week to demonstrate how to get your kids processing higher level language using the game Mafia. See previous videos here and here.
Now, if you don’t already know how to play mafia, get your little hiney over to The Comprehensible Classroom and learn. This post isn’t so much for you.
Now, let me preface this video by saying: I made a crap-ton of errors in the beginning. I was doing it all on the fly and turns out I was very very sick when I began. You’ll notice I literally couldn’t remember the same thing over and over and over. But hey, it’s good for us to see that nobody is ever perfect. But you will see some cool stuff.
- How I am transitioning them to use more advanced structures.
- How I wait and encourage them to speak.
- A very fast processor who speaks faster than I ever do in class.
- A kid get ticked off and how I deal with it.
Enjoy. Honestly you could probably skip to the 10 minute mark when they really take off, but it’s up to you. Here is the link to the video with it’s terrible volume.