NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ810061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Playing the Classroom-as-Game: Building a Community of Learners at the Start of a New Year
Carlson, David Lee
English Journal, v98 n1 p57-60 Sep 2008
The author, a teacher educator, likens taking an English class to playing a game, and by taking the metaphor seriously, he develops an innovative and engaging way to start off the school year. This article describes the classroom-as-game activity that he used during the first week of school. Using the concept of a game as metaphor for the classroom supported his efforts to build a community around a common language to speak about issues of classroom management, to discuss the actions of characters in novels, to generate writing assignments, and to reconsider individual behavior both in and outside of the classroom. (Contains 1 figure.)
National Council of Teachers of English. 1111 West Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096. Tel: 877-369-6283; Tel: 217-328-3870; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A