I’ve used this app before in the my cla…

I’ve used this app before in the my classroom, though we would use it connected to the Smartboard, where the students could come up and interact with it, though we never had parents connected to it. I appreciate Henna’s concern about whether or not students are motivated by teacher attention or whether they are truly building up any sort of intrinsic motivation. As Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is becoming such a prominent part of the elementary curriculum, I think this is a great tool to incorporate into your daily teaching practice as a management tool and also a SEL teaching tool. Of course, there is a competitive nature to it, as students try to outperform each other and get more “points,” but that’s natural at a young age, where motivation age is almost always external still.