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It may be basketball season in some parts of the world, but teachers have the option in class to suggest this…
“Move over basketball…let’s dribble IDEAS to score big in school!”
Play a game of “pick up” with your kids by asking them to think of IDEA development as a “game,” like the game of basketball.
Ask the class to answer this question…“Where do we get ideas?”
One answer: “From the sidelines. Sometimes ideas appear after years of work; sometimes they appear ‘unexpectedly’ and then they become ‘front and center,’ like at center court in a basketball game.”
Answers may include: “When we read; when we observe; when a teacher or classmate “throws” an unexpected idea onto the court.”
The analogy described in the title of this post likens learning to a basketball game…“Move Over Basketball…Let’s Dribble IDEAS to Score Big in School”…and continues with the next question…
“What happens when we ‘dribble’ an idea?”
Answers: “We run with it; we bounce it around to select the best shot at the next step; we move in different directions to plan the best strategy for scoring.”
Opportunity abounds for “playing” with this analogy to engage students.
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