Use these game boards and cards to make your own board game for your class... or better yet, have your class make their own!
3 game board
3 sets of blank cards (for math facts, vocab. words, etc.)
3 sets of special cards (move ahead, go back, lose a turn, etc.)
Make It Yourself Board Game 3-Pack by Laura Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
I tend to be silly and have fun in the classroom. I believe that students have to WANT to learn and be ENGAGED in their learning in order to retain any information. I use a lot of goofy voices, exaggerated examples, and silly mnemonics in my teaching.
I also believe that students need to take responsibility for their own learning. A lot of what I do is geared toward students creating and completing activities, rather than me lecturing and boring them into a nap.
I don't use a lot of clip art in my lessons (unless it's central to the objective being taught), because I believe that my munchkins could/should create their own! It can also be distracting for those already distractable students.