If the designers have done their jobs, the player should always feel slightly challenged, but never overwhelmed. As teachers, we should aim for the same goal: students who are stimulated but not frustrated.
A final wrap up of the First Level series, three ideas from the archives that fit perfectly with setting up a long term goal in the first weeks of school.
Do you know what your kids’ goals are beyond grades? Take a few minutes to delve into their lives outside of the classroom.
As silly as it may sound, providing sentence stems or “fill in the blanks” can give your kids the scaffold they need to achieve a higher level of success.
One “first level” teachers must carefully prepare is the physical classroom layout.
“When we’re doing an action game… we begin making level one once everything else is completed.” – Shigeru Miyamoto