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March Madness

The month of March means March Madness to basketball fans everywhere.  If you're looking to celebrate March Madness in your classroom, this is the collection for you!  With resources that incorporate language, math, physical education and educational technology there is something for everyone.
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March Madness
  • learnnc.org
    learnnc.org

    March Madness and relationship-building

    5 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    In this personal essay, one teacher discusses the importance of taking time away from instruction to build relationships with your students. She achieves this relationship building by incorporating March Madness in her classroom. Relationship building is an essential component to effective teaching. They go hand in hand. This article will give you some tips on how to foster relationships in your classroom through March Madness.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This fun activity takes students on a scavenger hunt to learn the history of basketball. A great introductory activity for your March Madness celebration. Free scavenger hunt printable included.
  • learning.blogs.nytimes.com
    learning.blogs.nytimes.com

    March Madness: Using Tournament Brackets to Debate Academic Questions

    10 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    In this blog, you will learn how to use tournament brackets to debate academic questions. A link on how to get you started and sample videos are included.  Brackets can be used for whatever topics you choose. The example given in this blog is healthy breakfast foods. The ideas are endless.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Devote your physical education classes in the month of March to a March Madness basketball extravaganza.  PE Central has a mini book devoted to March Madness lesson ideas on their website.  I have selected a Partner Basketball Skills Card warm up for a preview. I love using task cards in my physical education classes, it frees me up to rotate from group to group to do skill assessments and assist struggling students. Check out PE Central for the full mini book.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This March Madness math review package includes activities to explore the following math concepts: area, fractions, decimals, and percents.  All related to March Madness themes. An excellent way to incorporate March Madness into your math classroom.
  • erintegration.com
    erintegration.com

    Using Kahoot to host a Book Tournament

    4 minute read
    Jenn Fowler says:
    This resource gives you an overview of how to set up a book tournament in your class using Kahoot.  Kahoot is a free learning platform online that employs game based learning.  Kahoot can be used for many different subjects. A sure way to engage students in a literacy celebration of March Madness!