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Educators Summit: Teaching Games with Games VIII: Face to Face


After years of working from home, teaching from home, and playing from home, in 2024 many of us are transitioning back to in-person teaching in classrooms and officeswhether we like it or not! But something has changed. Students and colleagues are reluctant to raise hands and hesitant to navigate public play after many years apart. At the same time, our physical teaching spaces often sit in tension with hybrid forms of learning. Drawing on traditions of folk games, tabletop roleplaying, improv theater, standup comedy, corporate icebreakers, reality TV, mixed media, and other forms of collaborative, cooperative play, we invite five educators to share a single exercise, lesson, method, or moment that got their students playing face to face.

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