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Nissa commented on Are You Ready for The Circle, Player One?

Jason,
Thank you for sharing! You guessed correctly: The teachers who taught the lesson reported that they spent 5-10 minutes on distracted as a wrap-up driving during the lesson. Because I was inundated with mediocre resources on distracted driving during my initial search when completing this lesson, I opted for beginning the conversation with the root of the problem: the pull of notifications from PED's while driving, and why they are hard to ignore. I very much look forward to exploring the DFi site.
Thanks again!

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Nissa commented on Are You Ready for The Circle, Player One?

Hi, Greg. That is my hope. The activity in the lesson was designed with that very thing in mind. No one likes to be manipulated, and teenagers least of all. What I can say with certainty is that I have significantly changed my own cell phone habits after researching the topic and creating this lesson and I am already better for it!

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Nissa commented on Are You Ready for The Circle, Player One?

Hi, Alysha.
Thanks for your kind words. I actually did not teach this lesson; four of my colleagues did. From what I heard, the lesson was taught as written and the students were engaged in the discussion and activities the entire period. I wish I had more information, not only to share with you but also for personal reflection.
Cheers,
Nissa