[*Printable Bracket via SB Nation] As March Madness sets upon us, I have decided to let the students that are interested get a taste of the madness for themselves. Throughout the year, various students have asked if they could be the teacher for a day. They’ve either asked because they think I’m boring, or they think they can do a better job than I can;) Well, today is their chance. However, like in life, nothing is given, they must earn this via our March Madness Bracket Challenge. I’ve been scavenging the internet for a Language Arts lesson that connects the NCAA Tournament into the classroom, but I’ve had no luck. I did find one, but it was for math. I did find a few writing prompts that I will use for bell work. They can be viewed [here]. If anybody has one for Language Arts, please send it my way. I digress, participation will be optional. When I made the announcement, I had a medium level of interest. I think the whole idea of taking over the class is what really piqued their interest. I always welcome competition in my classroom. The winner will get to be the teacher on a to be determined half-day in April during their specific class. The winner will sit down with the teacher (me), and we will go over how to make a lesson plan with an objective for the class to reach by the end of the class period. This will not be a free for all;) The winners will be expected to teach the class something, and they will receive as much guidance as they need…
- Participation is optional and not required.
- When brackets are released on 3/17/2013, Mr. Sye will have brackets available the next day – 3/18.
- There will be absolutely no money involved!
- All brackets will be due 3/21 (start of tourney).
- Participants will have to submit their brackets to Mr. Sye, and he will make a xerox copy for participant to keep track of their bracket.
- Each round is worth the following: 1st Round Play-in Game (1pt), 2nd/3rd Round (2pts), Sweet 16 Games (3pts), Elite 8 Games (4pts), Final Four Games (5pts), Championship Game Winner (6pts).
- Students can receive extra credit in the Final Four Round by watching games and using the 5W’s to summarize ((7.SL.1) & (7.SL.5) common core speaking/listening standards).
- Winner will get to be the teacher on a tbd half-day during their specific class. The winner will sit down with the teacher (me), and we will go over how to make a lesson plan with an objective for the class to get to. This will not be a free for all;) The winners will be expected to teach the class something, and they will receive as much guidance as they need.
*this activity is for fun ONLY
I will be making the announcement during classes. Any student wishing to be the teacher for a day, half a class period, can participate in this.