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Dime Wednesday

June 20, 2012

“Dats enough for 2 Hot ‘n’ Spicys!”

Money talks, people. Education in New Orleans will never be the same.

Today we placed double or nothing bets on whether or not a student knew all the answers to the mad minute exercises that we are using to review dependent clauses, contractions, conscious vs. conscience, etc. The kids were on the edges of their seats, all over dimes. One kid made a smart wager, doubled his $ .70, and ended up with $2 by the end of class.

I’m doing this to keep the kids engaged, but mostly to entertain myself. There is nothing better to an English major nerd than kids high-fiving over knowing where the comma goes in a sentence, or debating whether dry becomes dried or dryed. Nothing like a little friendly competition and chump change to make these last couple days before the LEAP retakes entertaining and valuable. At this point, every minute counts.

One Comment leave one →
  1. kmrobb1 permalink
    June 20, 2012 2:23 pm

    Dat it does!

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