Host an academic bowl or trivia contest.
Let students show off their knowledge with an academic or trivia Olympics! Organize homerooms, advisories, or classrooms to compete in a trivia Olympics event.
Teachers can write trivia questions that represent content covered in their departments and classes, and add just-for-fun questions.
Decide on a scoring system and start! Ask administration to offer prizes to winners.
Tips & Suggestions:
- This project could also be an event where students form teams and sign up.
- Playing games in academic settings can make students feel like they are more active participants in the learning process (Miller, 2014).
- Having fun and experiencing positive emotions at school can increase school engagement and students’ capacity for learning (Fredrickson & Joiner, 2002).
- Students thrive when schools provide opportunities to showcase a range of talents outside of traditional academics (Snyder, 1999).