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NHS Teacher engages students with "Survivor" curriculum

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NHS Teacher engages students with "Survivor" curriculum

Northglenn High School teacher, Joe Croteau, is constantly working to engage with students. Read how he has incorporated a popular show into his classroom.

As a seasoned educator with over 20 years of experience at Northglenn High School, I am always seeking new and innovative methods to engage my students in the classroom. One such activity that has proven to be highly effective is the "Survivor" curriculum, where students compete in various challenges throughout the semester to ultimately determine a "sole Survivor" in class.

While the Survivor curriculum may initially appear to be a divisive and competitive game, it has proven to be an excellent way to not only engage students with the curriculum, but also foster teamwork and interaction among classmates. Through this activity, I have observed a significant increase in student motivation and engagement, both in terms of understanding the curriculum and building connections with their peers.

Overall, the Survivor curriculum has been a highly effective tool in my classroom and I highly recommend it as a means of not only engaging students but also fostering teamwork and student connections. It has been a wonderful 20+ years of teaching in Adams 12 Five Star Schools and the students and staff have made the experience truly amazing.

CBSColorado did this story on Joe Croeteau:

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