This is the real fun part of the course. On a warm Friday afternoon in May, would you rather be in a hot stuffy classroom or would you rather be freewheeling on your ten-speed bicycle in the balmy spring breeze? This past May, Friday was Bicycle Experiment Day for my seventh period Data Entry class. Seventh period had twenty-four students; my classroom had ten working computers at that point in time.
I have stated earlier how I view teaching as a team activity. The students and I arrive at a game plan and try to execute it. Sometimes a team responds well to a different activity. During the week, I was able to push seventh period harder than my other two Data Entry classes. After all, on Friday we weren’t going to work, since Friday was Bicycle Experiment Day.