“The finest teachers offer us the work with generous servings of energy, passion, enthusiasm, fun and humor – not necessarily as the antidote to hard work but because those are some of the primary ways that hard work gets done.”
KEY IDEA: Finding the joy in the work of learning is a key driver not just of a happy classroom but of a high-achieving classroom.
Five Categories of J-Factor activities:
· Fun and Games.
· Us (and them). Make them feel like they belong. Special nicknames, hum a song,…
· Drama, song, and dance.
· Suspense and surprise.
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)