So I start staff development this week. I don't know about you, but I LOVE every minute! I really, REALLY do! But it's going to be even better this year, because I made this BINGO game for my team and I to play.
The rules are simple...when you hear one of the words, mark that spot. Whoever gets 5 in-a-row in any direction wins!
Here are some tips for playing...
DO listen closely and carefully to all of the presenters. They are telling you relevent and important information that I'm sure you've never heard before. And...you don't want to miss any words.
DON'T use an actual BINGO dobber. That might look a tad bit unprofessional.
DO be inconspicuous. Hide the BINGO card under your data binder. When you hear a word on your card, nod your head in agreement and thoughtfully highlight that word as if it's very important for you to remember later. Your principal will be very impressed.
DON'T bring a troll doll and rub it's belly for good luck.
DO make a plan for the winner. Perhaps a cold Sonic drink (or adult beverage) later.
DON'T, under any circumstances, jump up and scream BINGO!! while your principal is going over last year's test scores.
If you would like your own copy of Staff Development BINGO...you may download it for free! I'm sure it will help you focus much better while you're making plans for lunch determing how to use the data and lastest research-based pedagogy to help all of your students reach their highest potential.