8-10 yrs old
11-13 yrs old
Students will begin to play collaboratively after they have created their essential agreement and reached a consensus.
June 21, 2018
What makes you say that?
What Makes You Say That: Interpretation with Justification Routine
This is based on visual thinking routine: what makes you say that?
In most cases, the routine takes the shape of a whole class or group conversation around an object or topic, but can also be used in small groups or by individuals. When first introducing the routine, the teacher may scaffold students by continually asking the follow-up questions after a student gives an interpretation. Over time students may begin to automatically support their interpretations with evidence without even being asked, and eventually, students will begin to internalize the routine.
Students will be introduced to Minecraft and they will have free play time.
After the playing period, students are asked to reflect on their experience and asked for any feedback on how their experience could be better (what makes you say that?)
Students will draft rules and repeat the play - reflection activity to ensure that all participants are able to follow the agreement. Revise the agreement if needed.
Students will be able to manage their gameplay independently and gain a chance to utilize their conflict resolution skills in a safe and nurturing environment.